Interim Bangladesh coach Shaun Williams on Saturday termed the Sri Lanka tour as the biggest challenge.
Bangladesh's preparation for the tour of Sri Lanka began at the Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur National Stadium on Thursday, 11 days after conclusion of the Tigers' home series against India.
Being removed as captain and still being in the team is a difficult proposition for any player. May be, its better than not being in the side at all.
The short-break over, the national cricketers start preparing for the Sri Lanka tour from Thursday under a new captain and new management.
Five Bangladeshi cricketers including new captain Mohammad Ashraful and his deputy Mashrafe Bin Mortaza left Dhaka for Bangalore on Monday with hopes to play in the second Afro-Asia Cup in India.
The national selectors once again dumped Tushar Imran when they ignored the middle-order batsman for the Test series in Sri Lanka.
New faces are likely to tour Sri Lanka with Bangladesh for the Test and one-day series in June-July.
Mohammad Ashraful has been appointed captain of Bangladesh cricket team in both Tests and one-day internationals.
The fate of Habibul Bashar as Bangladesh cricket captain will be decided in Bangladesh Cricket Board's Saturday's meeting, which will also take major decisions like coaches for this month's Sri Lanka tour.
The Premier Cricket League looks set to be a 14-team competition next year after the organisers favoured not to hold the relegation league.
No tears were shed on the eve of Dav Whatmore's departure from Bangladesh after four years as national cricket coach. But those who have been following his works will remember him as a man who transformed the cubs into real Tigers.
There was no outcome, as ever, after Wednesday's meeting of Bangladesh Cricket Board's performance evaluation committee (PEC) with the national cricket team management.