DHAKA: A three-person committee including former captain Akram Khan will look into Bangl­adesh’s disappointing Wor­ld Cup, the country’s cric­ket board said on Wednesday.

Bangladesh won two matches and lost seven at the one-day tournament in India in October-Nove­mber, finishing eighth out of 10 teams.

The committee will “scru­t­inise the factors contributing to the team’s unde­rperformance”, the Ban­gladesh Cricket Board said. It was Bangladesh’s lowest number of wins at a World Cup since 2003, when they failed to win a game.

They won three matches in each of the next four World Cups, in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. Expec­tat­ions had been high in Ban­gladesh, especially after they finished third in the qualifying tournament.

They started the World Cup with a win over Afghanistan, before six consecutive losses took them out of contention for the semi-finals.

Published in Dawn, November 30th, 2023

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