On 8 March 2002 Trevor Chappell's contract as coach was terminated with immediate effect.Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohsin Kamal formally began his term as coach on 1 May and arrived in Dhaka a few days later to prepare for this second tour of Sri Lanka.
Abu Sharif Mahmood Faruque, a former Bangladesh player, was appointed team manager up until the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. He said "This time the team is in good condition from a fitness point of view, which will help the players perform better."
Batsman Minhajul Abedin Nannu from Chittagong was invited to the preliminary training squad by virtue of scoring more than 1,000 runs in the National League. There was dismay at the subsequent exclusion of the hero of Bangladesh's World Cup run in 1999.
In terms of this tour's contribution to the development of the Bangladeshi national side, the level of experience in the team was always inadequate. Experienced players like Minhazul Abedin could have been invaluable had they been chosen to guide the promising youngsters.
Mianul Haq (chief selector),Asaduz Zaman,Faruque Ahmed.
A preliminary list of 36 cricketers, announced on 1 June 2002, reported to new coach Mohsin Kamal on 3 June for month's camp at BKSP, Savar. Preparations were mostly restricted to indoors because of heavy rains but there were two practice warm-up games.
Unavailable: Seam bowlers Mashrafee-bin-Mortaza, Mohammad Sharif and Hasibul Hossain and opening batsman Javed Omar were all injured.
37 year-old Minhazul Abedin was pronounced not fit enough for the tour.
Tour Party Announced :19 June 2002.
Time between selection and departure from Bangladesh
(19 June - 10 July)
The team, based at the Sheraton Hotel, spent a week training in Dhaka before flying out on 10 July, and arrived in Colombo on Thursday 11 July 2002, the tour being launched by an evening press conference at the Hotel Taj Samudra.
Time spent in Sri Lanka
(11 July- 8 August)
On-tour selection panel
When Tarek Aziz returned home injured, Alok Kapaliand Tapash Baishyawere flown in to support the Test squad and they played in the 2nd Test.
Also on stand-by were:Anwar Hossain Monir, Khaled Mahmud, Mohammad Rafique, Naimur Rahman.