In a surprising turn of events, Bangladesh opener Litton Das is reportedly set to join the Asia Cup squad, according to sources within the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
However, BCB President Nazmul Hasan has expressed his apparent lack of knowledge regarding Litton's inclusion in the Asia Cup roster.
During a media interaction on Monday, Nazmul responded, "Is he joining the Asia Cup? I've no idea. I've talked to the captain, coach, and selectors, but nobody told me!"
A source within the BCB has confirmed that Litton Das is scheduled to board a flight at 9:30 pm, with his destination being Lahore via Dubai, where Bangladesh is slated to compete in their first Super Four match.
Initially, Litton was meant to travel with the team to Sri Lanka. However, a bout of fever raised doubts about his availability for the Asia Cup, prompting the BCB to make arrangements for a replacement.
Subsequently, Litton's recovery from the illness has paved the way for his potential inclusion in the squad.
Bangladesh's campaign in the Asia Cup began with a defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka. Nonetheless, they made a strong comeback in their second match, defeating Afghanistan by a convincing margin of 89 runs, thereby securing their spot in the Super Four stage.