Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan has said that wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim “never showed any interest to tour Pakistan”.
It had earlier been reported that Rahim was refusing to travel to Pakistan at all.
Rahim’s refusal to go to Pakistan comes after a high-ranking BCB official revealed that most players are “unwilling” to tour the country.
“Mushfiqur never showed any interest to tour Pakistan. The other players said that they wanted a short tour. We have informed PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) about our players’ consent,” Nazmul was quoted. “We won’t get most of our coaches while our head coach is ready if it is short tour (Twenty20 series).”
Bangladesh are scheduled to play two Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals from January to February.
However, while Bangladesh are willing to play the Twenty20 series, they are hesitant about playing the Test series in Pakistan due to the security situation there and the fact that many players don’t want to stay in the country for so long.
But last month, Nazmul revealed that many star players are refusing to play the Twenty20 series, which has put the entire tour in doubt.
On Sunday, it was reported that the PCB rejected Bangladesh’s proposal to play one Test in Pakistan and the other in Dhaka.
After looking at the reaction of Mushfiqur Rahim, twitterati have come up to troll him and lash out at him.
Mushfiqur Rahim doesn't want to come in pakistan 🖕
Mushfiqur Rahim has a average of 13.48 in T20s and average of 23.76 in Test against Pakistan 🇵🇰
تیرے میں کس بات کا غرور ہے بھائی 😏 pic.twitter.com/Q98085EYVI
— FARHAD KHAN WAZIR (@Criclive17) January 8, 2020
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 7, 2020
So this dude Mushfiqur Rahim put his name in PSL drafting and went unsold which soon will be played in Pakistan InshAllah
But rejected to play T20 and Test in Pakistan 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/8jdbq69epN
— ⭐️ عدیل آصف ⭐️ (@adeel4_u) January 9, 2020
— Zaid Wazi🇮🇳 (@zaid_wazi30) January 8, 2020
Mushfiqur Rahim doesn't want to come in Pakistan
Mushfiqur Rahim has a average of 13.48 in T20s and average of 23.76 in Test against Pakistan
— Aqeel (@AqeelSays_) January 8, 2020