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ICC Ask BCB Not to Include Javed Omar in Any Further ICC Events

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided not to give any more responsibility to the former opener Javed Omar as per the ICC. Several BCB officials confirmed the news on Monday. He will not take part as Bangladesh Cricket Board representative in any of the ICC events from now on.

Javed Omar joined as the manager of the Bangladesh women’s team for the last few series. He went to Australia during the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup as well. However, he has been under the scanner of ICC because of his activity. After gathering enough evidence against him, ICC asked the BCB to exclude him. It is understood that Javed Omar, did not want to go into the trouble of filing any direct complaint. Moreover, the board has asked him to keep away from the cricketers too.

“Yes we’ve been informed by the ICC to not include him in any future event,” a top BCB official confirmed Cricbuzz on conditions of anonymity. “To be honest, it is quite disappointing.”

Another BCB official said to Kalerkantho, “Very disappointed!” The decision was made in the wake of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Division (Aksu) surveillance of Javed Omar, who served as Bangladesh team manager during the Women’s World Twenty20. Who will I work with? ‘

Bangladesh Team. Image: T20WorldCup

Notably, his contract with the women’s team has ended with the ICC Twenty20 World Cup. Right now, there is no chance of renewing it, as the doors of BCB has closed for him. Javed Omar had played 40 Test and 59 ODIs for Bangladesh. The opener made his ODI debut way back in 1995. Although he had the patience and a sound technique, he found it difficult to score quickly in the ODI format.

As far as Bangladesh women’s team is concerned, they have shown improvement in the T20 World Cup. Although they failed to win a single game, they did pretty well against New Zealand. Moreover, they had a few positives too from the marquee event as well including the opener Murshida Khatun. Her free-flowing batting impressed everyone.

Currently, the global pandemic novel coronavirus has brought the world into a standstill. It has suspended every sports event across the globe including the national league of Bangladesh. BCB will decide its future later.



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