Following Bangladesh’s tri-nation series triumph on Friday, skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza headed home from Dublin along with four other players -- Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan and Forhad Reza -- who did not make it to the 15-member World Cup squad.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had sanctioned a brief optional vacation for the players in order to keep them mentally fresh ahead of the quadrennial mega event starting later this month. Tamim Iqbal and Mashrafe had taken this opportunity and while Mashrafe is travelling back home. Tamim flew for Dubai to spend time with his family who are already there.
The other 13-member of the World Cup squad, who departed for London yesterday, are expected to be already in the English capital. From there, they will travel to Leicester.