Jahanara Alam Writes to BCB, Accuses Selectors Of Bias 1
Jahanara Alam

Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury has confirmed that Jahanara Alam, who was dropped from the Bangladesh squad for Commonwealth Games Qualifiers, has sent a letter to the board in which she accused selectors of bias and mismanagement.

Jahanara Alam Writes to BCB, Accuses Selectors Of Bias 2
Jahanara Alam

Jahanara Alam went wickless in T20 World Cup 2020

“Yes, we have received a letter from her (Jahanara) and will look into it and we will take required steps after taking everything into consideration, ‘When a cricketer of Jahanara’s stature tells us anything naturally it will be taken seriously and we will try to find out the truth about her observation.” Nizamuddin Chowdhury confirmed this to Cricbuzz.

The Commonwealth Games Qualifiers are set to take place in Malaysia starting from January 18.

Jahanara Alam represented Bangladesh in 40 ODIs and 71 T20Is. In her ODI career, she picked 38 wickets with an economy of 4.08 while in T20Is she picked 55 wickets with an economy of 5.36. However, she was wicketless in the last T20 World Cup which was the last T20I she played. In 3 games against India, Australia and New Zealand she conceded with an economy of 8.9 runs per over.

Though her recent ODI form isn’t that bad as she picked 5 wickets in 3 games against Zimbabwe and Pakistan in November 2021.

According to some reports, the team management wasn’t happy with her attitude as she formed some groups and didn’t cooperate with the skipper Nigar Sultana Joty

”We have decided to exclude her as we wanted to give a message to everyone but this does not imply all is gone for her as she is very much in our World Cup plan,” a BCB official told Cricbuzz.

Earlier BCB announced a 15-member squad for Commonwealth Games Qualifiers starting in January 2021.

Bangladesh squad: Nigar Sultana Joty (Captain), Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akter Supta, Lata Mondol, Sobhana Mostary, Fariha Islam Trisna, Shanjida Akther Maghla, Suraiya Azmim

However, they picked Jahanara Alam as 3 stand-by players along with Nuzhat Tasnia and Khadiza-Tul Kubra.

Bangladesh will play its first game against Kenya on January 18.

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