The recent exodus of Bangladeshi players to the ICL, and their subsequent 10-year ban from playing for Bangladesh, will clearly be a massive setback for the national team. Even before this takes effect, however, there is evidence that, in ODI terms, the team is getting worse.
What can be done about this? Well, reducing the available talent pool due to the ICL ban obviously doesn’t help. Playing against the best more often should help development, but the limited resources of the BCB, as well as their political dependence on the BCCI, may prove to be more difficult obstacles to overcome than even the absence of former stars such as Habibul Bashar.