01 Oct 2022, 18:30
Update : 01 Oct 2022, 19:55

It's our failure not to notice Tigresses' success properly: Papon

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    DHAKA, Oct 1, 2022 (BSS)- Nazmul Hassan Papon,  president of 
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), heaped a shower of praise on the 
Bangladesh Women's team whose splash of success in the International circuit 
went largely unnoticed. 

    Papon said that the girls have been playing well for a long time but he 
admitted their failure of not being able to pay attention in that way.

    "The girls have been playing well for a long time. We are not noticing 
it. It's failure from our part. They became hat-trick champion in the T20 
World Cup Qualifiers and before then they became Asia Cup champions beating 
team like India. They played World Cup. They are consistently playing well," 
Papon said in Sylhet as Bangladesh made a flying start, pummeling Thailand by 
nine wickets in their Asia Cup opener today. 

    Papon flew to Sylhet in the morning for the opening match. After the 
toss, he started the Asia Cup by flying balloons with the two captains. The 
president then sat in the box and enjoyed the entire game. He was accompanied 
by BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury and Cricket Operations Committee Chairman 
Jalal Yunus.

    Expressing the feeling of victory, the BCB boss said the way Bangladesh 
simply toyed with Thailand bowling was a treat to watch and at the same time, 
he made it clear, he was not expecting such a dominating performance from 
these girls. 

     "It feels good. If we look at the world ranking, Bangladesh is probably 
at number 9. Ireland, Scotland, Thailand, Zimbabwe are behind them. But these 
four teams are of close quality. They are a very strong opponent for us as 
they are a close quality team and last time they played in the World Cup. I 
was getting a fear for that, whether it will be a tight match or not. But the 
way they played and with the confidence they played was a treat to watch."




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