"We all know Bangladesh can lose games, but we cannot accept the way they lost them," said Nazam Hasan, the president of Bangladesh Cricket Board. © AFP

“We all know Bangladesh can lose games, but we cannot accept the way they lost them,” said Nazam Hasan, the president of Bangladesh Cricket Board. © AFP

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday (October 31) said they would launch an investigation into their humiliating drubbing during the recent tour of South Africa in one of their worst performances on record.

Bangladesh lost all the matches in all three formats, conceding the Test series 0-2, One-Day International series 0-3 and Twenty20 International series 0-2, with David Miller smashing the fastest century in T20I history in the final match against the hapless visitors.

Nazmul Hasan, the BCB president, said the players, managers and coaching staff would be questioned over the woeful performance.

“The overall performance was very bad. Of course, we have some questions,” Hasan told reporters in Dhaka. “We have to know if there were other problems. We all know Bangladesh can lose games, but we cannot accept the way they lost them.”

Their bowlers, who were lacklustre throughout the tour, were not all to blame as the batsmen “could not do anything even on a flat wicket”, said Hasan.

Bangladesh only attained Test status in 2000, and rank ninth on the International Cricket Council Test rankings, but have enjoyed some recent wins at home over Australia, Sri Lanka and England.

But their drubbing abroad has highlighted the bigger challenge for Bangladesh, added Hasan.

Bangladesh are expected to host Sri Lanka in January in their next series, before travelling to the West Indies in February.