In a move to curb the presence of the ICL in Bangladesh, the Information Ministry of Bangladesh has issued a notification to their official broadcaster Diganta TV against providing live feed of the Dhaka Warriors' matches.
The Hindustan Times has a copy of the letter (dated October 19) sent by AKM Hanif, Executive Director of Diganta TV to Tuhin Barua, the CEO of the channel, asking him to take necessary steps to curtail the telecast.
The letter states: "Unfortunately, the Information Ministry of The People's Republic of Bangladesh have asked us to stop telecasting live ICL-20's Indian challenge and has prohibited us from telecasting the ICL World Cricket Series though we were supposed to provide live coverage of the semifinals and final matches includ ing the cricket matches of Bangladesh team (Dhaka Warriors) from 20th October, 2008." This follows the recent 10-year ban imposed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board on all Bangladeshi cricketers playing in the ICL.
Razzak welcomes Lawson’s removal
The removal of Geoff Lawson as Pakistan coach has come as little surprise to former all-rounder Abdul Razzak.
"It was bound to happen sooner or later. The team hadn't been performing well in the last 16 months when Lawson was at the helm," Razzaq said.
"He had no reputation and wasn't respected by the players. The PCB hired him to crush player power”.
The 28-year-old didn't seem too happy with Lawson's replacement, 66-year-old Intikhab Alam, either. "There is a certain age of doing things. Coaching a national team is a pressure job and I don't think he can handle that pressure at his age. The ideal age for a coach is from 40 to 55."