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Bangladesh cricket to undergo inquiry following World Cup failure

March 29, 2011 - Dhaka

An investigation is to be launched into the Bangladeshi cricket team's failures at the ongoing World Cup on the Indian sub-continent, the government has announced.

The team failed to enter the knockout stages of the six-week tournament after they lost to India, West Indies and South Africa in their group matches.

"We are trying to find the causes behind these humiliating defeats. We shall take necessary measures to overcome these weaknesses," the BBC quoted Bangladesh Sports Minister Ahad Ali Sarkar, as saying.

"We will certainly investigate into the reasons behind the debacle. We also want to see the Bangladesh Cricket Board to be more transparent and accountable," he added.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Manzur Ahmed has said that there was no need for any inquiry as success and failures are part of any sport.

"There is no need for any inquiry. The board will discuss with the players and try to find out reasons for the shortcomings and we will address those issues," Ahmed said.

"If the government formally approaches us with any questions then we will respond to them," he added.


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