India and Pakistan player to play together 

Virat Kohli and Mohammad Amir

Hold your breath and gear up to witness Indian captain Virat Kohli and Mohammad Amir, turning up with each other for Asia XI for their match against the World XI in a T20 match to be held on March 2020.

World XI

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will host two T20 matches between Asia XI and World XI next year. The matches will be held on the eve of celebrating the birth centenary of Bangladesh founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920-1975), who was also the first President, and second Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and was shot down in 1975 along with his family members.

According to the reports in ESPNcricinfo, BCB President Nazbul Hassan said they are looking forward to gathering “best current players” to represent both the sides, and hoping most of the players will be available, since the time slot is open as far as international calendar is concerned with only two nations having an assignment in international cricket during the period.

The real “Clash of the titans”

“There will be a matter of availability if they [the players] have international duties. I think only two teams will be busy at the time, but they won’t be playing T20s, so we might get their T20 players. We are looking for the best players among the current lot, and because the games will have international status, everyone will be serious about it,” BCB president Hassan quoted.

He also said that during the ICC (International Cricket Council) meeting last week, there was a unanimous decision to give the two T20 matches international status.

“They made a special dispensation for Bangladesh, but they said it is only a one-off that such a match will get international status,” the BCB president further added.

The two T20 matches will be played on March 18 and 21 at Sher E Bangla Stadium, Mirpur.

The first-ever Asia XI vs Rest of the World XI was played in 2000 that included players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Wasim Akram, and other big names.

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