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12:00 AM, April 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:42 AM, April 28, 2019

Camp resumes in full swing

Selectors considering extra pacer for tri-series

Following a two-day break, the members of the Bangladesh cricket team will resume their training camp ahead of the tour of Ireland from today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

Excluding vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan, who is currently playing in the Indian Premier League for Sunrisers Hyderabad, all remaining members of the Tigers’ 15-member squad are expected to join the camp today.

Only five members of the squad -- Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah Riyad, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman -- had previously taken part in the training camp.

The remaining members, including ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, were busy with the Dhaka Premier League, which concluded on April 23. They are expected to join the camp today.

The cricketers are going to practise for the next two days before the camp ends on April 29. The team will depart for Ireland on May 1 followed by a rest day on April 30.

Meanwhile, the selectors are going to sit in a meeting today to discuss whether to include an extra seamer for the tri-nation series as there are some injury concerns.

It was learned that the selectors were considering Farhad Reza or Taskin Ahmed. The latter has higher chances of making a comeback to the side after initially being dropped from both the tri-series and World Cup squads.

“We are looking to include an extra seamer in the side as there are some injury concerns. I can’t mention any names but we will sit today and discuss the issue,” chief selector Minhajul Abedin told The Daily Star yesterday.

Shakib is expected to return home and then travel with the team for the tri-nation series, which involves the hosts and West Indies alongside the Tigers.

After completing the series, the Tigers will travel to England where they will undergo a five-day conditioning camp in Leicester before starting their World Cup campaign.

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