As March edges closer, the anticipation of cricket fans regarding the Asia XI vs World XI is also growing. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of their founding father Sheikh Majibur Rahman, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is hosting a friendly game between Asia XI and World XI.
In order to make the event a grand occasion, the BCB has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to send some player to grace the exhibition match.
Earlier, reports claimed that some big names such as the likes of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami were in line to feature in the Asia XI.
However, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly in his recent interview quashed those rumours while claiming that they are yet to finalise names for the Asia XI vs World XI match.
Sourav Ganguly reveals BCCI yet to finalise names for Asia XI vs World XI exhibition game:
The BCCI prez shot down speculations that claimed India were in line to send as many as four players to Bangladesh for the two T20 games on 18 and 21 March.
“We are seeing the availability of the players and based on that we will finalise the names. The talk is still on,” Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying by Sportstar. He further added, “Both the matches will have the international status.”
It should be interesting to see which names BCCI will put forth to participate in the exhibition matches, that are scheduled to be played at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka because South Africa will visit India in March and the first T20I match between them will coincide with the first Asia XI vs World XI game on 18th next month.
Ganguly further added that the Cricket Advisory Committee, which includes RP Singh, Madan Lal and Shubhangi Kulkarni will have a meeting in the forthcoming days to appoint selectors for India’s senior and junior panels.