POST TIME: 10 July, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Tigers’ available best squad to tour in SL
Sports Reporter, Dhaka

Tigers’ available best 
squad to tour in SL

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director and its Cricket Operations Committee vice-chairman Khaled Mahmud Sujon touted the upcoming bilateral series against Sri Lanka as important, saying that they will send their best possible squad for the series in the island nation.

Sujon believes that the players who had a bit injury niggles will get some more times to be healed completely and will since be eligible for this short tour.  

The Tigers is expected to travel in the capital of Sri Lanka for the three-match ODI series, all the matches of which will be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on July 26, 29 and 31 respectively.

“It doesn’t seem to me that there is any chance of big change in the squad. Earlier Mashrafe and Mahmudullah had injury niggles. The rest of the players remained okay,” Khaled Mahmud Sujon said.

“It’s an important series for us. I don’t think that there is any big opportunity for making huge change in the team. We should send the available best squad in Sri Lanka,” Sujon told media at the main entrance of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur yesterday.   

Following the back-to-back tri and multinational series and tournament, some of the players including Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Kumar Das informed the board of their redemption from the next bilateral series against Sri Lanka showcasing their personal causes.  Of them, Liton has informed the board of his marriage ceremony ahead. It is learnt that his marriage ceremony will be held on July 28.

When asked about the matter of some players’ availability in Sri Lanka, Khaled Mahmud, who played a role as a team manager for Tigers in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, said that he doesn’t know about their availability especially Shakib in the next away short series.

“I’m yet to know cent percent about it. No talk held between us,” he said of Shakib Al Hasan, who is now in England with his family not to travel with the team.

“But what I told is that we should send our available best team in the tour in Sri Lanka. It seems to me that they will be available. It’s normal that they will play for the country,” he also said.

Bangladesh will be the first overseas team to tour Sri Lanka after the brazen terror’s attack blistered the country that hugely hampered the security situation there.

“Of course, the security in that country has been ensured unless Bangladesh would not tour there,” he concluded.