Bangladesh Cricket Board is going to host a series of two T20 matches between Asia XI and World XI on the hundredth anniversary of the country’s founder Mujibar Rahman.
Both these matches will be played on 18 and 21 March at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. For this match, Bangladesh Cricket Board had requested the boards of every country playing cricket in Asia to send their players.
Bangladesh had also requested the BCCI to send the players and in response, the BCCI said that they would send some players for it. However, the decision of who the players will be was to be decided by Board President Sourav Ganguly.
Now BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has sent the names of Indian players to BCB for the Asia XI. Ganguly has selected four players for this, including Indian captain Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, and Kuldeep Yadav.
If sources are to be believed, Sourav Ganguly has sent these names to the BCB considering the availability of the players. Virat, Dhawan, Shami, and Kuldeep will now represent Asia XI. These names have been sent a few days ago to help Bangladesh prepare the Asia XI team.
Pakistan board has not been invited for Asia XI
BCCI Assistant Secretary Jayesh George has made it clear that the Pakistan Board has not been invited for this. Jayesh said that we have come to know that no player of Pakistan cricket team will play in Asia XI. At the same time, it was said on behalf of PCB that Pakistani players have kept themselves away from this match because they will be busy playing in Pakistan Super League.