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.
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.
Seam bowlers Mashrafee-bin-Mortaza, Mohammad Sharif and Hasibul Hossain and
opening batsman Javed Omar were all injured.
year-old Minhazul Abedin was pronounced not fit enough for the tour.
Announced :19 June 2002.
Time between selection and departure from Bangladesh
(19 June - 10 July)
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
July- 8 August)
When Tarek Aziz returned home injured, Alok
Kapaliand Tapash Baishyawere flown in to support the Test squad and
they played in the 2nd Test.
on stand-by were:Anwar Hossain Monir,
Khaled Mahmud, Mohammad Rafique, Naimur Rahman.