|| CF Correspondent ||
Sylhet Thunder off-spinner Nayeem Hasan has differed with the point raised by their head coach Harchelle Gibbs, stating that they have no problem to understand the English.
“I don’t think we have any problem to understand the English. It’s all good,” Nayeem said in a response to Gibbs’ allegation.
A couple of days ago, Harchelle Gibbs has said that a lot of local players don’t understand English well, which made his task tougher one and it reflected on their Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) campaign also.
Sylhet at this moment is languishing at the bottom of the table with eight defeats in nine matches and has already been eliminated from the play-off race.
“Like I said, the standard [BBPL] is good. You are going to get that, obviously, international players play more around the world. You expect them to be leading a lot to the turf. They should be an example. The local players for me, a lot of them don’t understand English. So it is difficult for me to make points all the time,” Gibbs said.
“And that is frustration. Because when I talk, I can see they are listening, but they are not syncing in. for me the understanding of the game, just needs to improve.
That’s the one thing. They are very temperamental. I think, it is difficult for me to just to explain it to them. Because they don’t understand. I am giving an example, the other day Rubel opening the batting, he was on 14 off 28 balls, I walked on to the field in time-out and I said ‘what is happening you got 14 off 28 balls’, he just shook his head.”
Gibbs’ point raised a curious question as all the coaching staffs of Bangladesh national team is foreigner. There was also allegations that apart from the senior players, none of them could understand the national team’s coaching staffs’ English. And the junior players always takes the help of senior players to decode what the coaching staffs said.
But Nayeem, a junior member of the national team, claimed that they even don’t face any problem of understanding the English of the national team coaching staffs.
“The coaching staff of the national team also speaks in English, so now you should get the point,” he added, indicating the allegation raised by Gibbs irked them.
After seven defeats in eight matches, Sylhet Thunder, however, came close to win their ninth game, which was also their first game at their home ground at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
But they eventually lost the match to Cumilla Warriors in Super Over.