Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Tuesday urged star batsman Mushfiqur Rahim to change his thoughts and tour Pakistan subsequent month.
Mushfiqur hit an unbeaten 203 in Bangladesh’s massive win over Zimbabwe within the one-off Test in Dhaka however had cited security issues to skip the primary two elements of a 3-leg tour of Pakistan.
Hassan instructed reporters that Mushfiqur had not knowledgeable the board of his choice in regards to the remaining leg.
“But I hope he will go (to Pakistan),” Hassan stated.
“Every contracted player should go. Family is important for everybody, but country is more important.” Bangladesh felt the absence of Mushfiqur towards Pakistan as they misplaced the three-match Twenty20 collection 2-zero with one sport washed out. The vacationers then went down to an innings defeat within the first of the 2 Tests.
They will journey to Pakistan once more on April three for one 50-over match and the second Test scheduled to be held in Karachi.
Speculation is rife that Mushfiqur might rethink his choice, particularly after the staff’s poor displaying.
Hassan stated Mushfiqur ought to take recommendation from his brother-in-regulation Mahmudullah Riyad — who led the T20 staff in Pakistan and was a part of the Test facet as properly — and different teammates earlier than making his remaining choice.
“We’ve said we won’t force anyone. But after speaking to all, I think he should go,” stated Hassan.
Bangladesh are eager to do properly towards Pakistan within the second Test, which is a part of the ICC Test Championship.