Bangladesh news September 26, 2013

Mosharraf cut from preliminary squad

The Bangladesh selectors have trimmed the 30-member preliminary squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand by two on Thursday. There are, however, several changes from the the previously announced squad, with left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain dropped due to allegations of fixing against him.

Mosharraf is serving provisional suspension, which began on August 13, as one of the nine accused of being involved in alleged corruption in this year's BPL. The seven others who were also not included are Shahriar Nafees, Shahadat Hossain, Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes, Raqibul Hasan, Saqlain Sajib and Nazmul Hossain Milon.

They have been replaced by Al-Amin Hossain, Enamul Hoque jr, Souyma Sarker, Sabbir Rahman, Mukhtar Ali and Noor Hossain.

BCB have also announced a 14-member squad to take on the visiting New Zealanders in a three-day practice match at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong. Four uncapped players - Marshall Ayub, Soumya Sarkar, Mukhtar Ali and Noor Hossain - have been included in the side. Legspinner Hossain is the only specialist slow bowler in the side.

Bangladesh preliminary squad: Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Elias, Ziaur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Jahurul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Abdur Razzak, Naeem Islam, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain, Mominul Hoque, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Robiul Islam, Farhad Reza, Mehrab Hossain, Sajedul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Enamul Hoque jr, Souyma Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mukhtar Ali, Noor Hossain.

BCB XI: Mahmudullah, Anamul Haque, Ziaur Rahman, Jahurul Islam, Naeem Islam, Mominul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Farhad Reza, Mehrab Hossain jr, Sajidul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Mukhtar Ali, Noor Hossain.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here