Why did the chickens ( read cricketers) cross the road and joined ICL?
Congratulations to the players who joined ICL. For their timely actions, first time in the history of the game, ‘
The fuzz started three days back and for obvious reasons, it is emerging as the biggest shock in Bangladeshi cricket history. Several top Bangladeshi cricketers including valuable Aftab Ahmed and Shariar Nafiz have joined ICL, which is yet to be recognized by any of the cricket boards around the world. This means, these players will not participate in any matches under
First thing first, no one plays cricket just for pleasure; money is important, just like in any other professions. And just like any other professions, switching is a good thing if more benefits are offered. These players opted to be professional cricketers, so they have the full rights to make decisions regarding their future. They felt, ICL is a better alternative for them so they took the chance, no big deal. No need to bring ‘DESH PREM’ here. Desh Prem should stay at heart, if not in the history books. In no way, Desh Prem should get merged with professionalism. Not in
In various forums, cricket fans are calling them ‘traitors’. Emotion, emotion, they are so touched! Well, almost every human being in this country can be leveled as ‘traitors’; considering the political and socio-economical background we have. Is not it obvious that, people who get good chance will see their own benefits, rather than hanging tough with the declining Bangladeshi Cricket?
Some members of the Cricketers' Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) termed these cricketers as 'rebels' and phrased their decisions as 'unprofessional and childish'. Well dudes, while you guys were making these ‘jealous-covered’ speeches in a non AC room, in front of some second grade journalists, those players were signing contracts worth millions of dollars and the inauguration ceremony was covered by various international channels – this is the reality, face it.
These six cricketers have some level of indignity-control it seems. Though it is obvious, they are quitting Bangladeshi cricket and joining ICL JUST for money; all of them came up with absurd excuses. The excuses were naive and most underrated ones. Coach’s negative comments, ignorance of the BCB, family reasons ----------oh, sick excuses. You guys should have come up with better ones. Shariar Nafiz is smartest in the lot – he stated education. Good luck man, do tell us after fifteen years, what bloody education you received in between these years. The players those had contracts with the BCB (I hear six of them had) should have shown the first degree of professionalism by discussing with the board before quitting or at least a week in advance. On the contrary, they confirmed the deal with ICL, booked the tickets, packed baggage, reached
All said and done, this team represents Dhaka and re-present
I will be the watching the matches.