The BCB President’s Cup is the platform for the players to justify their capability to adapt to different roles for the national team, said chief selector Minhajul Abdein Nannu.
He said the players should emphasize on the tournament strongly as the selectors have been keeping their performance under scrutiny.
A total of 48 players have been picked for the tournament, most of which came from the national team but at the same time, the BCB picked players from High Performance (HP) unit and selected members of the 2020 ICC Under-19 World Cup champion squad.
The BCB wants the young players to showcase their talent in the tournament and bolster the pipeline. Some young players like Towhid Ridoy, Irfan Shukku, Mahedi Hasan had already played some good knock, which pleased the team management.
“This tournament is a platform for the young players as we want performance from everyone and will justify in what positions they can play. We are keeping them under our radar. The team management will sit down to judge and decide where these players can be used according to requirement,” Nannu said in Dhaka on Saurday.
The tournament is also a platform to bring back cricket in the country in a bigger way as the BCB wants to start International cricket as early as possible. In January next year, West Indies will tour in this country and so they want the players to be prepared for the series by this tournament.
After this tournament, the BCB will also begin a T20 tournament in mid November with five teams. More players will be given opportunity to play the T20 tournament, said Nannu.
“Our pools of international players have been given priority in this tournament and in next tournament you will see more players. We will bring them step by step as the number of the players will be increased. The next tournament will have five teams and player number will increase. The players have been in individual practice so we can bring in anyone as per requirement,” he added.