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Bangladesh's ICC ODI ranking: How BCB president Nazmul Hassan created unnecessary confusion

Nazmul claimed that Richardson put Bangladesh at 5th place with 101 rating points during the Sunday meeting in Dubai. 

Bangladesh's ICC ODI ranking: How BCB president Nazmul Hassan created unnecessary confusion

New Delhi: Bangladesh cricket fans were delighted to know their team's upward surge in the ICC ODI rankings when BCB president Nazmul Hassan claimed the same on Monday.

As per Hassan, the Tigers would move up to 5th from 7th in the new rankings that are to be released on May 2.

However, an ESPNCricinfo report states that ODI rankings are calculated on a three-year cycle and Hassan's assessment was based on a two-year cycle.

During the May 1 update, ICC will make use of series results from 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. However, team performance between 2013-14 and 2014-15 will be weighted at 50%, while that from 2015-2016 will be weighted at 100%, the report further adds.

Hence Bangladesh will retain their current ranking.

Nazmul claimed that the ICC chief executive Dave Richardson put Bangladesh at 5th place with 101 rating points during the Sunday meeting in Dubai. 

At the moment, they are on seventh with 97 rating points.

"At the ICC meeting yesterday (Sunday), the highlight for us was the ODI rankings. There it was disclosed that Bangladesh are No. 5. We always hovered around No. 9 or 10, and then we rose to No. 8 and 7. We are just one point above England and Sri Lanka who are in No. 6 and 7 with 100 points," Nazmul said

"I saw this ranking before I went to the meeting because they always sent the papers before the meetings," he said. "I thought they had made a mistake. I thought, 'It was No. 7, when did they become No. 5?'

"I checked Cricinfo and there too we were No 7. I was in a lot of tension seeing the ranking so I was waiting for it to come up in the agenda in the meeting," he further added.

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