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Former Caribbean cricketer Rose calls Bangladesh ‘weakest team of the world’

Former Caribbean cricketer Franklyn Rose has called Bangladesh ‘the weakest team in the world.’ According to him, the Caribbean cricketers who’ve decided not to come in Bangladesh to play three ODIs and two T20Is have missed the opportunity to perform well in Bangladesh.

Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran withdrew from the Bangladesh tour due to fears of an increase in coronavirus. Besides, Fabian Allen and Shane Dowrich withdrew from the Bangladesh tour citing ‘personal reasons’. As a result, the West Indies selectors have had to form a new team after much deliberation.

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“These same players went to England and New Zealand through the COVID situation, so all of a sudden they have fear to tour Bangladesh? That is rubbish,” Rose said. “They say the coronavirus is the problem, yet some of these same guys are playing in Australia as we speak. Don’t they have corona there?”

It seems that the 48-year old Rose has spoken for Bangladesh. But any Tiger fan would be upset to hear Bangladesh being called a mockery.

“If I were those players, I would have gone to Bangladesh, which is the weakest team in the world right now, and try to improve on my average, both batting and bowling,” he said.

Expressing dissatisfaction, Rose added: “You think any of these players could look at the England, Australia, and India team and choose where to go and when not to go? I have never seen that with those teams. We need disciplined committed players and, if the board is not strong enough to handle these guys, get rid of the board as well.”

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