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4 Indian players are going to play for Asia XI against the World XI

Asia XI vs World XI

The BCCI has confirmed that four Indian players will feature for the Asia XI vs the World XI

The BCCI has named four Indians who will feature for the Asia XI against the World XI in March 2020.

Times of India reports that Virat Kohli, Mohamed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan and Kuldeep Yadav are the players that the BCCI has shared with the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

The two matches will be played on 18 and 21 March in Bangladesh. These are part of the 100th-anniversary celebrations of their founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Sourav Ganguly Asia XI vs World XI
Sourav Ganguly has decided who India will send for the Asia XI vs World XI clashes (Image credit: Getty)

Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla stadium will host the two T20 matches between the Asia XI and the World XI.

A source also told IANS that Sourav Ganguly checked the availability of the players before sending the names to the BCB:

“Ganguly sent in the names to the BCB after we checked on the availability of the players. Kohli, Shami, Dhawan and Kuldeep will represent us in the Asia XI team.”

The source added that the names were sent a while back as the Bangladesh board needed to finalise the Asian team.

No Pakistan players to feature

There have been concerns about the Pakistan players and if they would be available for the games.

Pakistan forms an integral part of the cricket scene but Jayesh George confirmed that no players from the country will feature.

“What we are aware of is that there are will be no Pakistan players in the Asia XI. That is what the message is, so, there is no question of both countries coming together or picking one over the other.”

However, the Pakistan Cricket Board has come out and claimed that players are unavailable due to the Pakistan Super League.

“It is unfortunate that the facts were twisted to mislead Pakistan cricket fans and followers.”

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

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