Bangladesh to announce WC squad Tuesday

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 22:24, Apr 15, 2019 | Updated : 22:30, Apr 15, 2019

Bangladesh Cricket TeamThe Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is set to announce its much-expected World Cup squad on Tuesday (Apr 16) amid injury concerns of several key players.

Top contenders, like India and Australia, have already declared their team for the Cricket’s biggest extravaganza.

Bangladesh, however, will wait till the last deadline as selecting their squad is concerned, said BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon.

“Initially we felt that we need to announce the team by Apr 18 and it cannot be changed easily unless there are any injury issues. But now we came to know that we can still have time until May 22 and we can change the team during this time frame,” he said on Monday (Apr 15).

Bangladesh will be hoping that they can have a fully fit squad ahead of the World Cup as they have been hit by injuries to several key players. Cricket’s biggest extravaganza begins on May 30 in England and Wales.

Bangladesh still faces a race against time, however, as they are to play a tri-nation one-day international tournament in Ireland from May 5 against Ireland and the West Indies.

Bangladesh will face Pakistan on May 26 and India on May 28 for their two training matches. Both of the matches will be in Cardiff Wales Stadium. Bangladesh will face the Proteas in their first world cup match on Jun 2 in Oval.