Women cricketers undecided about joining boycott

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 22,2019


Bangladesh women’s cricket team players said they were yet to decide about joining their male counterparts in the boycott of all cricket activities and proceeded with their preparations for the imminent Pakistan tour.

Bangladesh women’s team is scheduled to leave for Pakistan today to play three Twenty20 internationals and two one-day internationals. 

The series suffered an unexpected jolt on Monday when men’s cricketers announced a boycott of all cricketing activities to press home their 11-point demand.

National Test and Twenty20 captain Sakib al Hasan said they could not inform the women cricketers beforehand due to time constraint but would welcome them should they decide to join.

However, speaking to New Age, women’s Twenty20 cricket team skipper Salma Khatun said they were yet think about joining the boycott.

‘We just have heard about it and did not get enough time to discuss it among us. But at the moment it looks like we are going to Pakistan,’ she said.

Fast bowler Jahanara Alam said they are not considering the matter at all.

‘We are packing our bag for Pakistan tour and not thinking about it,’ she said.

The rise of payment for women’s cricketers is part of the demands of the boycotting players. 

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