The national selection panel recently recommended the BCB review contracted players after every six months to evaluate their progress. The board’s cricket operation chairman, Jalal Yunus, confirmed that the clause will be added and will be approved in the next board meeting.
The clause may also include the possibility of scrapping a player’s contract if they perform below par. The BCB chief selector, Minhajul Abedin, stated that the review clause does not mean that the duration of the national contract will be less than one year, but underperforming players may face consequences.
It is understood that the BCB is planning to reduce the list from 21 to 18 or 19 members, and this may depend on the inclusion of player Mahmudullah. He has already retired from Test cricket, and his future in T20I is uncertain; there is a possibility that he might be included in a new category called “Only ODIs.”
Meanwhile, the board has appointed former national physio Julian Calefato as the head of its new rehabilitation center. Calefato joined the Bangladesh team as a physio in 2019 but resigned in November 2021 for family reasons.
The BCB President, Nazmul Hasan, previously announced plans to open a rehabilitation center to oversee the recovery of injured cricketers, and the appointment of Calefato is the first step towards that goal. Jalal, the BCB cricket operations chairman, stated that the center will ensure smooth recovery for injured cricketers.