Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said on Monday they will investigate if there is any rift in the team regarding the participation of Mustafizur Rahman in the ongoing tour to New Zealand.
Mustafiz came back into the side with the series after long injury layoff but Bangladesh team management used him carefully, giving him rest in phases.
He played two of the three one-day internationals and was rested after first two Twenty20 internationals. The team management also left him out for the first Test in Wellington.
Speaking to a local private television on Sunday Nazmul had suggested that a strong group in the team does not want Mustafiz to play in New Zealand tour.
His comments triggered a controversy as the BCB did not clear if the group includes any senior player or team management.
‘He also claimed that Mustafiz developed a new injury in his waist that could deny him a chance of playing in the second Test against New Zealand as well.
To clarify his controversial words, the BCB president had to call a press conference on Monday when he insisted that he believed it was just a rumour.
“There is a speculation like this and I feel it is rumor,” said Nazmul. “Still we need to find out whether any such thing actually happened or not.”
Nazmul said he is regular touch with Mustafiz and the player told him before the third Twenty20 international that he is in pain.
“I was worried (after hearing his words…I immediately asked the team management to sit and find out about his problem because we cannot take a risk about him,” he said.