BCB wants Virat Kohli for Mujibur Rahman Centenary games, BCCI considering request
By: PTI |

Published: February 21, 2020 7:29:02 pm


BCB wants Virat Kohli for Mujibur Rahman Centenary video games. (Source: AP)

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants India captain Virat Kohli to be a part of the 2 T20 Internationals, scheduled in Dhaka between March 18 to 22, to rejoice the beginning centenary of nation’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The BCCI is considering BCB’s request.

The Asia XI and World XI groups are but to be confirmed for the 2 video games however BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury mentioned that the matches can be held within the March 18-22 window.

“We are still working on the scheduling and the players’ availability for the games and will make the announcement soon. What I can say is that the games will be played between March 18-22 and we are in constant touch with the BCCI over the availability of the Indian players,” Chowdhury instructed PTI with out referring Kohli’s identify.

Asked concerning the Indian gamers’ availability for the matches, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who was on the Board headquarters in Mumbai on Friday, mentioned: “We have not yet finalised the names. We can send four to five players.”

However, a BCCI official revealed that the difficulty was mentioned within the Apex Council assembly on Sunday with BCB wanting Kohli to play within the matches.

“BCB wants Kohli to play within the matches and it’s comprehensible considering he’s the most effective participant on the earth. Also, they need all India regulars for the sport.

“Since there is a plan that the series will be extended to Ahmedabad, where the third game is proposed at the renovated stadium, the Board is considering BCB’s request,” the official mentioned.

Considering the hectic schedule of the Indian workforce, it stays to be seen if Kohli makes him out there for the video games in Dhaka.

The workforce is at the moment in the course of a full tour of New Zealand which ends on March 4. Per week later, India will host a three-match ODI collection towards South Africa starting March 12 in Dharamsala. The second recreation can be performed in Lucknow on March 15 and third in Kolkata on March 18. The IPL additionally begins on March 29.

If the primary T20 in Dhaka is held on March 18, then Kohli can’t play that recreation as he can be on nationwide responsibility.

According to a BCB supply, the most probably dates for the Mujibur Rahman Centenary collection can be March 21 and 22.

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