I could visit Pakistan after two or three years: Mushfiqur
The proposed tour to Pakistan of Bangladesh national team has finally going to happen without significant segment of coaching staffs including several star cricketers refused to visit cricket’s conflict region.
Among them, wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim who has been denying from the beginning to travel to Pakistan, has confirm his unavailability once again and became out of consideration for selection.
Citing family reasons for not being able to go with the team, Mushfiqur said, “Pakistan is definitely better than the previous time and if other teams go more frequently then I will have that confidence personally.
‘’It is not a fact I did not go to Pakistan because I visited Pakistan before, in 2008 before that incident. So I think it is a very good place, facilities wise, a tremendous place in the sub-continent to play cricket,’’
‘’Their wicket is very good, batting friendly. So of course I will miss. So if the situations are good consistently for next two or three years, then there is no reason not to visit Pakistan,’’ he added.
Meanwhile just after a day of the final of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have announced the T20I squad for the three-match series against Pakistan at their den. Mahmudullah Riyad will continue to lead the side in the absence of Shakib Al Hasan while Tamim Iqbal will be his deputy.
Bangladesh squad for Pakistan T20Is:
Mahmud Ullah (Captain), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Kumer Das, MD Mithun, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mahadi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Hasan Mahmud