The 24-member squad has been formed with cricketers who are either out of favor from the national team or have performed well in the domestic arena
A 19-day long elite players’ skill camp began at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur Sunday.
The 24-member squad has been formed with cricketers who are either out of favor from the national team or have performed well in the domestic arena.
The camp will run till May 30.
The camp is being run under the supervision of BCB High Performance coaching staff.
More than fitness, the camp will concentrate more on skill.
Mizanur Rahman, the batting coach of the elite players’ camp, explained that the job is to keep these players sharp and prepare them for a probable comeback to the national team.
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The Bangladesh cricket team are currently in Ireland for the tri-nation ODI series involving the West Indies and the host country.
Following the series, the Tigers will travel to England for the World Cup 2019.
“We have 24 cricketers participating in the camp. Our main aim is to keep these cricketers ready as backup. One of them can take the place in the national team in case there is an injury. At the same time, these players can also be part of the ‘A’ team. This squad has been drafted with players who performed well in the Dhaka Premier League, and we will work more on skill to finetune them. It is a good initiative taken by the board and it is the first time we are having such camp,” said Mizan to the media.
All-rounder Farhad Reza and right-arm pacer Taskin Ahmed are missing from the camp.
The duo are currently with the national team in Ireland, and will join the camp if they do not make it to the World Cup squad.
Anamul Haque Bijoy, Jahurul Islam, Shadman Islam, Mizanur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Raqibul Hasan, Fazle Rabbi, Ariful Haque, Farhad Reza, Mehedi Hasan, Tanvir Haider, Nazmul Islam Apu, Taijul Islam, Sanjamul Islam, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Irfan Sukkur, Salauddin Sakil, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Shafiul Islam, Abu Hider Rony and Taskin Ahmed