According to highly placed sources, all current National players from Bangladesh except for Shakib al Hasan, (who is serving an ICC ban) Afghanistan’s Asghar Afghan, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Zimbabwe’s Sikander Raza and Graeme Cremer, South Africa’s Vernon Philander, Temba Bavuma are few names who have shown interest.
Pakistan National players have also shown interest but they are available only after September 2 and therefore, they may not be considered for the tournament. As of now, no player from India has shown an interest.
Meanwhile, Dav Whatmore, John Buchanan, Graham Ford, Lance Klusener, J. P. Duminy and Jon Lewis are the few names which are considered for the coaching positions.
In fact, Whatmore, Ford and Lewis have coaching experience with the Sri Lankan players. The decision to draft the players and coaches from the available list will be left to the respective team owners.