Yet to finalise Indian players for Asia XI: Ganguly
While there have been reports doing the round that four Indian cricketers including Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan would feature in the Asia XI against World XI, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has brushed aside the speculations, saying the board is yet to finalise players.
Though reports suggested that Kohli, Dhawan, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav’s names have been sent by BCCI to feature in the fixture, Ganguly made it clear that they are still negotiating with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
“We are seeing the availability of the players and based on that we will finalise the names. The talk is still on,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by The Hindu’s Sportstar. He further indicated that a total of five players could be available for the game.
The two T20 exhibition matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on March 18 and 21 to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The former India captain also made it confirm that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Madan Lal, RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik will meet in the next few days to decide on senior and junior selectors. The CAC is expected to appoint the senior national selectors ahead of the three-match ODI series versus South Africa.
A final call on whether Pakistan will host the 2020 edition of Asia Cup will also be out soon after the meeting between Asian Cricket Council (ACC) board members, which is likely to be held in Dubai on March 2.