Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan Papon had earlier told the media about the ‘shadow team’ called Bangladesh Tigers. Finally, the much-anticipated program of BCB is going to see the light of day. The BCB has also announced a 23-member squad on this occasion.
Talented cricketers who do not play regularly in the Bangladesh national team, cricketers who have been dropped from the team or cricketers who are waiting to be called up for the national team after their outstanding performance in age-based cricket will be included in this program called Bangla Tigers.
The BCB has taken such an initiative to enrich the national team pipeline. BCB Bangladesh Tigers chairman Kazi Enam, BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury, school cricket chairman Obed Nizam and BCB director Khaled Mahmud Sujan confirmed the matter to media on Saturday (February 19th).
Bangladesh team will visit South Africa in a few days. Due to this, there is an excess of pacers in the announced team of Bengal Tigers.
This year’s camp of Bangladesh Tigers will start from February 25 at Shahid Chandu Stadium in Bogra. It will end on March 6. On this occasion, Umakanta Patel, a British coach of Indian descent, is being brought on a short-term contract. He will run this practice camp. Besides, Sri Lankan coach Champaka Ramanayake is also in the program of Bangla Tigers.
23-member team – Mominul Haque, Fazle Rabbi, Saif Hasan, Sadman Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Pinak Ghosh, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Mithun, Saikat Ali, Zakir Hasan, Taizul Islam, Nazmul Islam Apu, Nahidul Islam, Naeem Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Abu Zayed Rahi, Khaled Ahmed, Abu Haider Rony, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mehedi Hasan Rana and Mrittunjoy Chowdhury.