Bangladesh skipper slams board for investing in flowers instead of technology

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London, Mar 23 (ANI): Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan has slammed his own board for investing in flowers rather than getting latest umpiring technology at their disposal.

With a lack of latest technology at their disposal, officials have not been able to refer to TV replays during the current Test series.

Bangladesh has suffered, with three howlers going against them on Monday, The Sun reports.

And after the Mirpur Stadium was covered in garlands for ICC President David Morgan, Shakib claimed his board's priorities are all wrong.

"If we'd taken the referral system, they would have had to spend money. But I think it's more important than all these flowers."

Shakib thinks England would be facing defeat in the second Test if the television referral system was in place in Mirpur.

Ian Bell, Matt Prior and Tim Bresnan survived close calls as England took a 21-run lead at stumps on day three.

"You have seen the TV. You have seen what the decisions were and what the decisions should have been. It is really bad for us that we did not use the referral system."

The Umpire Decision Review System can be used in any Test series, but the home board and home broadcaster are liable for the cost and implementation of the technology.

"I think we would have asked for a referral four times with full confidence. Three of them would have come our way, 100%," said Shakib. (ANI)

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