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 large win over Zimbabwe within the one-off Test in Dhaka however had cited security considerations to skip the primary two components of a 3-leg tour of Pakistan.
Hassan instructed reporters that Mushfiqur had not knowledgeable the board of his choice concerning 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 in opposition to Pakistan as they misplaced the three-match Twenty20 sequence 2-zero with one recreation 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 group’s poor exhibiting.
Hassan stated Mushfiqur ought to take recommendation from his brother-in-legislation Mahmudullah Riyad — who led the T20 group in Pakistan and was a part of the Test aspect as nicely — 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 nicely in opposition to Pakistan within the second Test, which is a part of the ICC Test Championship.