Bangladesh national team selector Habibul Bashar left his satisfaction to the curators of the Shahid Sheikh Chandu Stadium, Bogura as they could prepare the similar conditions of wickets as South Africa during the training camp for the Bangladesh Tigers that finished on Tuesday.
The members of the newly formed Bangladesh Tigers underwent a twelve-day long training camp at the venue started on February 25.
‘We know that the surface of Bogura is good enough for the simmers where they can produce pace and bouncer’s as we directed the curators to create similar conditions like South Africa as much as they can.’
‘Eventually, they could do that. The coaches and players were very happy and lauded them [curators] as they could offer a fine track.’
‘Definitely, it will be helpful for the team management and also the selectors.’
With the forthcoming South Africa series in mind starting on March 18 the cricketers who have been named in the squad and hadn’t a hectic schedule could build them up in the camp before they take part in the significant series which are part of the ICC ODI Super League and the ICC Test Championship.
‘We had a strong reason for holding this training camp [Bogura] as we have the South Africa series forth.’
Habibul Bashar left his contentment as well after they have successfully sustained their goals from training camp.
‘The objectives we had from the camp I think we achieved entirely,’ said Habibul through a video interview provided by the BCB.
The Bangladesh Tigers program has provided a training facility to the players who are axed from the national side, not undergoing a hectic international or domestic schedule also to those who are knocking at the national team doors.
Bangladesh who is scheduled to play numeral games this year will surely boost their morale from the camp, believes Habibul.
‘‘The camp will provide us an added advantage as we have plenty of matches ahead in this year and we shouldn’t rely on only 20-man, the reason why we needed to extend our squad in order to find an acceptable replacement.’
Bangladesh will play three match-one day internationals on March 18, 20, 23 at Centurion and Johannesburg respectively.
Two-match Test series have been scheduled for March 31 to April 4 and April 8-12 at Durban and Port Elizabeth respectively.