When the BCCI requested Bangladesh to play the first pink-ball Test in India they agreed. Now the Bangladesh board has asked for a favour from the Indian cricket board. Time will tell whether the BCCI can return the favour or not. Since it is about Dhoni, the board might need time to take a call.
A BCB request to BCCI
The BCCI declared the limited-overs squads for the upcoming three-match ODI and T20I series against the West Indies. Once more time MS Dhoni was overlooked by the selectors for his unavailability for international selection. If everything goes well MS Dhoni is set to make a comeback on the cricket field during IPL 2020.
But according to reports, there is a twist in the story! The Bangladesh Cricket Board has requested the BCCI to allow seven top players to participate in the two Asia XI vs Rest of the World XI T20Is. These are scheduled for March 18 and 21 in Dhaka in order to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of Bangladesh’s founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He was the first-ever Prime Minister of Bangladesh, who was assassinated in 1975. The BCB wants to include Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja.
What BCB officials say
BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhary informed that they were in touch with the BCCI and other cricket boards of the Asian region to arrange these two games. On the other hand, the BCB President Nazmul Hossain Papon promised to bring best cricketers of the world on board for the grand event as the matches have been approved by the International Cricket Council.
Now it will be interesting to see how the BCCI and the man in question, Mahendra Singh Dhoni responds. If Dhoni plays these fixtures he will be seen in international cricket after India’s semi-final loss against New Zealand in the World Cup 2019.