Sri Lanka A in Bangladesh March 16, 2006

Al Sahariar overlooked by selectors

Cricinfo staff

Mohammad Al Sahariar: out in the cold © Getty Images
Bangladesh's selectors have named a 13-man squad for their A-team series against Sri Lanka later this month, but there was no space for Mohammad Al Sahariar, the leading local player in the Premier Cricket League. Tushar Imran was appointed to lead a Bangladesh side that includes half a dozen Test caps.

The local media flagged Al Sahariar's omission as the main talking point, with the Daily Star claiming that he was close to selection for the ODI series against Kenya, which made it all the more surprising that he was not named for the A team.

The team will play two Tests and four ODIs during the series which lasts from March 20 to April 9. All the Bangladesh side will play league cricket for their club sides this weekend.

Bangladesh A Tushar Imran (capt), Nafees Iqbal, Nazmus Sadat, Sakib Al Hassan, Mehrab Hossain Jr, Mushfiqur Rahim, Farhad Reza, Mahmudullah Riyad, Shafaq Al Jabir, Tapash Baisya, Enamul Haque Jr, Nadif Chowdhury, Nazmul Hossain.

Sri Lanka A itinerary
Mar 23-26 1st Test Dhaka
Mar 30-Apr 1 2nd Test Bogra
Apr 4 1st ODI Bogra
Apr 6 2nd ODI Khulna
Apr 8 3rd ODI Khulna