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Busy schedule ahead for ‘A’ team

Update : 04 Oct 2015, 07:19 PM

The Bangladesh A team is all set for a busy schedule ahead as the second string Tigers will be traveling to the African continent – South Africa and Zimbabwe – on October 15.

An integral part of the three-member national selection panel, Habibul Bashar informed of the latest tour itinerary for the Bangladesh A side while he also hinted changes in the side that was drubbed in its 18-day tour to India last month.

Bashar informed that they sent a national team look-alike to India keeping their home series against Australia in mind, but since the tour was postponed they now have the opportunity to test new potential cricketers for the future.

“We formed a squad for the series against South Africa-A, and if we think we should replace any player (for Zimbabwe) we’ll do it later,” informed Bashar adding that the team formed is awaiting the green signal from the BCB president Nazmul Hassan.

“While forming a team for a tournament or competition, we emphasise on the player’s previous and current performance. But this time around we gave importance to the current NCL (National Cricket League) performers.”

“It is an opportunity for us to see how other players respond. We did not do well in the longer version matches in India. We have some four-dayers ahead and it will be a good test in different conditions. This is another opportunity for our new players,” he added.

The Bangladesh-A side will fly to South Africa for a three-day game and two one-day matches against their counterpart before visiting Zimbabwe for three limited over matches and two four-dayers against Zimbabwe-A.

The cricketers will return home just ahead of the third edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 scheduled to begin on November 22. 

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