Mashrafe joins boot camp

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Vice captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza joined the commando training at the warfare wing of the Bangladesh Army's School of Infantry and Tactics (SI&T) in Sylhet on Tuesday after returning from India where he was on a personal visit.

He began his stint in Sylhet on a day when Bangladesh spent their fourth day in extensive training. The Tigers had a 10km run and demonstration on rappelling, sliding, swimming and hallow casting.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Maj Gen Sina Ibn Jamali visited the Jalalabad Cantonment to witness some of the sessions. The BCB boss also joined the national cricketers at lunch.

The Tigers will spend two more days at the SI&T before returning to the capital.

On completion of training in Sylhet, the cricketers will take part in training in Dhaka with interim coach Shaun Williams in charge.

Bangladesh are placed in Group A in the first-ever Twenty20 World Championships with South Africa and West Indies