All-rounder of the Bangladesh national team, Mehedi Hasan is set to miss the one-off practice match in the Windies.
Mehedi is still waiting to get his passport from the American Embassy. The news learned from the Bangladesh Cricket Board official on Friday. The Bangladesh Tigers were scheduled to leave from Dhaka late Friday. They will take on the Caribbeans in a couple of Tests. The tour will also include three ODI’s and as many T20I’s.
“He is yet to obtain the passport from the embassy,” acting team manager Rabeed Imam was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. “He is expected to take the next available flight as soon as he gets the passport from the embassy. As the embassy’s next working day is only on Sunday, it is unlikely that he will be available for the practice game that we will take part in,” he added.
Bangladesh is slated to play a two-day practice match which begins on 27th June. It will be played before the start of the opening Test at the Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua from 4h July.
The 2nd Test is at the Sabina Park in Kingston from 22nd July in Jamaica. Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will meet the team in Florida, as he has gone there to celebrate Eid. The team is expected to stay in Florida for a day before leaving for WIndies.
Bangladesh took part in a three-day preparatory camp on 22nd June. It was a rather short preparatory camp. It was organized to get in better touch with the newly appointed head coach, Steve Rhodes. Meanwhile, batsman, Mominul Haque is looking to chalk out a few new plans under the guidance of a new coach.
“It is too early to say anything regarding him, and I am sure we will know him better as time flies. But as far as creating bondage between players and coach is concerned it is developing quite well,” Mominul was quoted as saying.