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Papon: It's tough to settle down issues between Shakib-Tamim



Photo: Shakib al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal

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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon admitted that the rift between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan can't be sorted out.

Papon said he tried to resolve the internal matter between the cricketers but he failed, however, they assured BCB Boss that their personal issue won't have any effect on their profession.

“I can guarantee this is not a healthy dressing room. It's not that I have not tried to sort it out (split between Shakib and Tamim). I have spoken with both of them and I felt that it is not easy to settle the issues at the moment,” Nazmul told to Cricbuzz 

"Both of them have been given one message - we don't know what is going on between you, but during a game or series that you are playing, these differences cannot come out. Both of them assured me that it won't be there during the game,” he said.

Papon stated that the main problem is grouping among the players in the dressing room. He also said that he want to bring changes in the dressing as early as possible.

“The biggest problem for Bangladesh cricket at the moment is this grouping and that is the reality. I don't have a problem with anything else. I am only scared about this grouping and I only came to know about it in recent times,"

"Even in the World Cup, what I have seen and heard despite not staying in their hotel... I cannot believe how it is possible. We have to put an end to it if we want to see a good future because one thing everyone needs to understand is that there is no scope for grouping,”

“They (Shakib and Tamim) have to talk on the field and in the dressing room as well. The atmosphere of the dressing room was bad too but it improved a bit. From this series (upcoming home series against England) I want to change it (their relationship) in the dressing room at least. What they do outside is not a concern for me,” he added.