September the Bangladesh
cricket Board banned 13 players for ten years for signing with the
unauthorised ICL (Indian Cricket league), reportedly for 200,000 dollars each
over a three-year period.
Abdur Razzaq's bowling action had been reported as suspect in New Zealand by umpires Daryl Harper and Asoka
de Silva, he had to fly to Canberra
to be assessed on 17 November. He should have returned to Johannesburg next day but the assessment
showed that the amount of his elbow extension exceeded the level of tolerance
and put him out of international cricket.
Hossain was again a member of the tour party but did not play in any game.
Middle-order batsmen Junaid Siddique, Mehrab
Hossain, Mohammad Ashraful, Naeem Islam, Raqibul Hasan
Wicket-keeper/batsman: Mushfiqur Rahim
All-rounder:Shakib Al Hasan
Slow bowlers:Abdur Razzak
bowlers:Mahbubul Alam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Hossain, Shahadat
Hossain, Syed Rasel,plus Sajidul
Mehrab Hossain jr
Shakib Al Hasan
(National Cricket League)
D – Dhaka (5)
Average age ofteam at time of first Test match
(19 November 2008):
yrs 3 months.
ODI T20 member of the one-day squads.
Appearances made before the tour
Mohammad Ashraful 44,Mashrafe Mortaza 31,Shahadat Hossain 17,Mushfiqur Rahim 10,Shakib Al Hasan 8,Tamim Iqbal 6, Junaid Siddique 6,Syed Rasel 6,Abdur Razzak 3,Mehrab Hossain 3,Sajidul Islam 2,Mahbubul Alam 1,Naeem Islam 1,Nazmul Hossain 1,Imrul Kayes 0,Raqibul Hasan 0.
Team operations manager
Grant Trafford Luden
Rafiqul Alam (Chief Selector),Akram Khan,Naimur Rahman.
From a preliminary squad the selectors
omitted Mahmudullah Riyad and Rajin Saleh.
Players who signed to play for the Dhaka Warriors in the Indian Cricket
Team announced :Wednesday
29 Oct 2008
On Thursday 13 November the selectors
decided that for the Test matches there would be no change from the ODI
Time between selection and
departure from Bangladesh
(29 October - 1
players to participate in the ODI series departed Zia
Dhaka, on 1 November 2008.
flew into Oliver Tambo Airport, Johannesburg,
virtually unnoticed, at the end of a 16-hour journey. They were taken by
coach to the team hotel, the Palazzo Montecasino, but were caught in a two-hour
traffic jam.Next day they trained at
the Wanderers Ground.
Time spent in South Africa
(2 November - 1 December)
Left-arm pacer Sajidul Islam was called up to the
Test squad as a replacement for Syed
Rasel, who was forced to return home with a back injury.Sajidul reached South Africa on 17 November.