Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed has requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board for an exit from Test cricket. Taskin, one of Bangladesh's best pacers in the recent times has told the board that he wants to focus only on the white-ball format of the game.
BCB cricket operation chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed the development to Cricbuzz on Saturday, 3 February. Jalal stated that the fast bowler had sent in an letter with a request and that would be looked at after the conclusion of the Bangladesh Premier League.
"He( Taskin) had sent a letter stating that he does not want to play longer-version cricket. After the game [of the ongoing BPL] is over we will sit with him in this regard," Jalal Yunus told Cricbuzz on Saturday.
"Let the coach [head coach Chandika Hathurusingha] come and we need to talk with him as well," he added.
Cricbuzz further added that the Bangladesh coach was aware about the development.
The fast bowler had a shoulder injury during the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023. It could be possible that the pacer might not want to play long format cricket for similar reasons.
BCB's chief selector Minhajul Abedin spoke to Cricbuzz about the same and said that the BCB will be siting with the physios to discuss the nature of the injury.
"He [Taskin] is our across-format contracted player. We have to talk with our doctors and get a report on his injury status and later can make a decision in this regard," he said.
Bangladesh will be playing two Test matches in India later in 2024.
Bangladesh cricket are currently going through a leadership crisis. After Tamim Iqbal's departure from the national set up, Shakib Al Hasan was reappointed as the captain of the side. However, in the recently concluded 2-Test series against New Zealand Najmul Shanto captained the side.