In the future I hope Bangladesh become a powerhouse of international cricket.
They play cricket in a way that excites me; they love spin, attack without thinking and have a passion for the game.
But if Andrew Strauss goes through with his plan of not touring for a test series against them the ICC have to step in.
Either there is too much international cricket, which is doubtful, as there is less International games than what an English pro plays in 6 months for a county team.
Or Bangladesh, after all these years of struggling, has now become nothing more than a bye on the international fixture.
In the last 12 months Strauss has played 7 useless one dayers against Australia, was scheduled for the same against India, and then flew to South Africa for a tournament most people have probably assumed didn’t exist any more. He also played a handful of games for Middlesex.
All of these should be less important than a test series, even against the worst test team in the world. Clearly they are.
Australia had also once thought of sending a development side to play Bangladesh in a test series, the only reason they didn’t was because they didn’t want to hand out test caps to players who were not good enough to make the proper team.
If Strauss doesn’t play, I would doubt that Dhoni will, and we all know that with Australia’s love of resting players eventually they will rest players for tests.
So where will that leave a Bangladesh side that sells no tickets and can’t win enough matches to earn respect?
If you said Fucked, you’re correct.
The ICC need to get off their hairless asses and take a look at what is going on.
I know it is easier to fly around the world, say aids is no good, tell KP to put more tape on his pads, host pointless committees and pretend that they never funded a dictator, but once, just fucken once, why don’t try and fix a problem in the game of cricket.
Then they can go chew on cigars at their gentleman’s clubs, smoke crystal meth off the metallic underwear of their teenage lovers, or watch strictly come snuffing.
I don’t care, but Bangladesh is now not an important venue for the test captain of England to automatically turn up.
WAKE THE FUCK UP ICC.
This is your job, not ensuring the yahoo corporate catch phrase is played at the right time.