While the women’s side has been training in Sylhet in preparation for the Asian Games in September, the men’s side is still dealing with the fragmentation brought on by the Asia Cup and World Cup commitments for the national team.
There has not yet been a preliminary team for the Asian Games announced. The 32-person squad that the BCB had previously presented met the requirements for the Games. From then, a 15-person squad will be formally named. The next competition has no upper age limit. According to BCB authorities, the majority of the young talent on the men’s team is already present.
The women’s squad has been practicing in Sylhet since August 14. They have been joined by a sizable group of U-19 players who are also practicing there with the coaching staff.
In men’s cricket, the national team, the HP team, and the Bangla Tigers program are all taking part in separate camps. Nine other players who are considered backups are taking part in a separate camp from the national team. These players include the likely starters for the Asia Cup and the New Zealand series.
People like Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, and Taijul Islam have been receiving training as part of that roster of “backups.” Even if there are reports that he may be chosen as the team’s captain, Saif Hassan is also on the list of backups, making his participation in the Asian Games uncertain for the time being.
I am unaware of any news regarding the Asian Games. If I get the chance, I will try my hardest. Saif informed the reporters yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium that he had not been given any information on the captaincy.
Saif’s future is unknown as a backup for the Asia Cup right now. However, he had some advice from Chandika Hathurusingha, head coach of the national team, for the camp with reserve talents. “Hathurusingha and I spoke. Saif said, “He advised me that while I was in the training sessions during the last four days, the intensity [of training] should be high.
Any door might be about to open for him right now, depending on the circumstances. The practice schedule, however, continues without mentioning the team. The original 32-person squad cannot be chosen for the 15-person squad. Only injuries would allow for changes to the final 15-person roster, it was found.
The men’s and women’s Bangladesh teams would start their Asian Games campaigns in the quarterfinal stage as Test-playing nations.