The selectors might also go for some cricketers who have been out of the national team in recent times © Getty Images (representational image)
The selectors might also go for some cricketers who have been out of the national team in recent times © Getty Images (representational image)

Dhaka: Bangladesh are likely to rope in some new players for the preliminary squad for next year’s World Twenty20. The selectors might also go for some cricketers who have been out of the national team in recent times. They will soon send the list of the preliminary squad, which will comprise 25-27 players, to the Bangladesh Cricket Board, reports bdnews24.com. “From the first week of next month, the national team will commence the camp. The conditioning camp will be followed by skill practice. The squad will be announced in a couple of days,” chief selector Faruque Ahmed said. ICC World T20 2016 schedule: Match time table and ground details

Faruque said the selectors had considered players who did well in the recent Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) but did not rely on it entirely in their search for the ‘best possible team’. “Someone might not have played for Bangladesh in the recent past but is doing very well. He could do better if given the chance. We have considered all these things,” said Faruque. READ: MS Dhoni to lead India in ICC World T20 2016

Earlier on December 11, 2015, the ICC, at an event at Mumbai had released the schedules and fixtures for the ICC World T20 2016 to be held in India. The tournament proper will see a total of 10 teams compete for the ultimate glory. Eight of those teams have been per-determined on basis of rankings of the full member nations. The other positions will be determined on basis of a pre-qualifying tournament that will be played from the period between March 8 to March 13. There will be eight teams competing for two positions. The teams that will battle it out in this round dubbed ‘Round 1′ are two of the bottom ranked full members and six associates who played a qualifying tournament in 2015 to get through.