BCB to send 22-member squad for Sri Lanka tour
Cricket is back after a long period of time, although the pandemic is not over. In this tough times, a lot has changed. The boards no longer want to take risks because of COVID-19. That is why the boards are touring abroad with a relatively large number of players. Bangladesh cricket board will walk the same direction. The BCB will announce a 22-member squad for the tour of Sri Lanka.
England was the most positive in the return of cricket after the epidemic virus. Expressing solidarity with them, West Indies agreed to host the series. That’s why they went to England with 25 cricketers to play a three-match Test series.
After that Pakistan cricket team went to play series in the same country, they had 29 players in their squad. After Pakistan, Australia will move to England. The Aussie’s has already announced a 21-member squad for the three-match ODI and T20 series.
Although the Coronavirus pandemic is not over, Bangladesh team is facing to return to international cricket. The Tigers will face Sri Lanka in the first Test of the three-match series on October 24. The BCB does not want to take any risk in selecting the team for this tour. For this, a squad of 20 to 22 members is being prepared. The names in the squad will be announced in mid-September.
Speaking to media in Mirpur today (Tuesday), Akram Khan, chairman of the BCB’s cricket management division, said,
“We will give the team between September 10-15 because we will increase the number to 20-22. Things which seems easy now actually aren’t that easy. There are many risks. We have a lot of options. “
‘The players who played last ones who will be in the squad. In addition, we will play three or four practice matches in Sri Lanka, from where there will be a selection. There will also be selector options. There is nothing to do. Since there is no game for the last 5-6 months, ”he added.