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Sourav Ganguly Certain About Bangladesh Series

The Bangladesh senior players are currently on a strike against the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). They have stated 11 demands which the board needs to fulfil in order to keep the upcoming tour to India as per schedule. Bangladesh is scheduled to visit India next month to play three T20Is and a couple of Test matches, but the players have stated that they will pull out from the tour if their demands are not accepted.

The soon-to-be BCCI president Sourav Ganguly noted that this is an internal matter and the series will be going as per schedule. Ganguly revealed that he is in regular talks with the BCB president Nazmul Hassan. He stated that interfering in this ongoing strike is not his job.

"It's an internal matter, they will sort it out. No, no, they'll come. We [he and the BCB president Nazmul Hassan] speak every other day, but this [the strike] is not my job," quoted Sourav Ganguly.

Ganguly also plans to do a felicitation programme with the players from Bangladesh’s first ever Test match against India. He will send personal invites to the cricketers from both the teams about the felicitation programme.

"We will write now to the Bangladesh board - Bangladesh's first Test was with India, so we want to invite those players [who played the match]. And I will write, as the BCCI president as and when I get elected, to players of that team. The Indian players too. So we will do a felicitation when the game [day's play] finishes," Ganguly concluded.