The Bangladesh national cricket team will start their preparation camp ahead of the West Indies tour, followed by the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 to be played in
Sri Lanka, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today.
Coach Richard Pybus will have 15 cricketers of the 19-member squad in the camp as Mohammad Ashraful is now England, playing in the Kent’s premier league for Blackheath, while skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal and Nasir Hossain are engaged in the ongoing Sri Lankan Premier League.
National teams bowling coach Shane Jurgensen, who was supposed to join the camp, is currently in Australia helping the junior Tigers in the ICC U-19 World Cup after the Bangladesh Cricket Board management decided to prolong his stay instead of returning back.
Sakib al Hasan, who is currently going through a rehabilitation programme for his injured left knee that prevented him from joining the SLPL, is also expected to join the camp but whether he will participate in training or not depends on his physical fitness.
The national team in the name of BCB Board XI will take part in an invitational tournament in Trinidad and Tobago and later will fly to Sri Lanka to play in the World T20.
-With New Age input