Over the years, we’ve firmly positioned ourself in the Bangladesh-aren’t-shit camp. This is partly because there are fewer people in this camp and that always appeals to us. Mostly it’s because the Bangladesh-aren’t-quite-as-shit-as-you-say-they-are camp doesn’t exist though. You’ve got to pick a side and we’ve chosen ours.
Our normal approach to covering Bangladesh is to big them up when they’re good and to write about something else when they’re bad. Sometimes, it’s difficult to find something else to write about and today we’ve been landed in it. Bangladesh have been poor since the second day of the series against India, they’re showing no signs of improving and pretty soon we’re going to have to acknnowledge that fact.
Will someone please send us a picture of a cricket bat in an unusual place or something. If nothing comes in, we’re going to be left with two choices: writing about Bangladesh being shit in contradiction of our official editorial stance on the issue, or writing about David Sales feeling a bit better and maybe playing cricket again this season.
We’re pretty sure the second one doesn’t count as news, even on a website that’s previously reported on Jim Foat about 30 years after he retired.