POST TIME: 20 August, 2019 01:18:49 AM
BCB readies 60-player pool for all formats

BCB readies 60-player pool 
for all formats

Keeping ‘A’ team, High Performance (HP), Emerging Team beside the national team's games in mind, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has prepared a pool of 60 players.

The board has plans to involve them all in cricket as they have enough games of these teams ahead.

BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu made the disclosure at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

Bangladesh national team has Test series and a tri-series at home yard in September before touring to India in November.

Bangladesh A team has series in Sri Lanka in mid-September. And Emerging team is now playing against Sri Lanka and they will next tour to India in September.

“We have a pool of 60 players. We have done this to prepare them for A team, High Performance team, Emerging team and the national team," Minhajul Abedin said.

"In mid-September, A team has a series in Sri Lanka, where they will play three One-day matches and as many four day outings. Along with that, HP team has a series of 5 Twenty20 games against India U23. They will tour to India in September 17,” Nannu told media.

“We have so many games ahead. Along with it, we have T20 series. There is an involvement of 60 players. It is a very good sign. We will get to see the players. We could be able to make ready a 30-player pool," he added.

“We have kept all in mind. We have a pool of 60 players. All are here. No one is out of our radar,” he replied to a question.

Citing the names of Anamul Haque Bijoy and Nurul Hasan Sohan, the chief selector said that they have different plan for them along with some other players.

He said that they did not scrape any of them from their plan.

"We have kept Bijoy and Sohan for A team. We have some more players for it coupled with them. Even we have given some emerging players to merge with it," he viewed.

He said that they are preparing players keeping World Test Championship in mind.

"We have Test Championship ahead that is very important for us. And for Test Championship, it is always important to establish in Test. If a player can play well in Test, he will play other formats of games well,” Minhajul said.

"Conditioning camp is not one for the upcoming games of Test and Twenty20 series. It has been done because our players have been out of fitness for so long. Actually all of our contractual players have been called to join the camp to see the standard of the fitness. Mario is looking the session of the fitness test along with the local physio. We're now writing with it."

"We have prepared a schedule for A team where they will play longer version cricket along with other games. They will tour to Sri Lanka where they will play three one-day and as many four day matches," Minhajul Abedin Nannu said.

"Actually we have kept ready some more players for longer version cricket. Along with it, we have ODI and Twenty20 games," Nannu told media yesterday.

The chief selector said that they will start preparation for the next World T20 since Tri-nation series.

"We have Twenty20 World Cup ahead. We will start preparation for T20 after BPL. But we gave got a very good opportunity to play T20 tri-series against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. So our preparation for T20 is being started from this tri-series," he said.

When asked about Mashrafe, Nannu said,

"Mashrafe is our contractual player. He fell into injury but we did not get any update of his injury from physio and doctors. So, we kept him away from the camp. Later we included him after getting his update of injury from doctors, who he is allowed to do the fitness camp. It is conditioning camp. We have given no series or games for it."

"As per update if Mohammad Saifuddin, he will not do skill. There is a restriction of running. It was told from the physio and doctors before. And do we did not keep his name in the list what we given before the Eid vacation. Within the 24 hours, when doctors told us he is eligible for conditioning camp we include him," he said of Mohammad Saifuddin.