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Bangladesh need to develop Test culture, says Domingo

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2020-02-21 7:53:35 PM     ||     Updated: 2020-02-22 9:39:15 AM

It is said that Bangladesh shows negligence on Test cricket. But, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has started taking care of Test cricket recently.

Test match fees have been increased already. Besides, efforts are going to play Test matches with red ball. However, the team is not getting sufficient time to take preparation before Test series.

Following matter, Coach Domingo said, "“Winning is of paramount importance but we do need to develop a Test culture within the playing group.”

In the pre-match press-conference on Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, he said, “The way we prepare and schedule Tests… I am going into this Test as a coach more confident that any other Test because we have been together for 4-5 days.”

“I have never had a Test match where we flew into a place, practice a day and played a Test. The next schedule in Pakistan: we fly in, play a one-dayer, practice and then play a Test match. No serious Test team has scheduling like that, and we have to change that. It is a cultural thing. We have to pay a lot more attention to Tests. I have been impressed with this group of players. There seems to be a big desire to do well in the Test arena,” he added.