BSS, Dhaka : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced the men’s and women’s squads for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh 2014, said a BCB press release. A BCB press release read that: “The men’s team are blended with experience and youth players. We have considered the fact that this was a World event and experience was necessary as well as giving opportunity to youngsters like Muminul Hoque and Shabbir Rahaman who have the potential to excel in the shortest format. Someone like Arafat Sunny, who has impressed everyone and had been performing consistently at domestic level, had to miss out because we needed to have that balance said chairman of BCB national selection panel Faruque Ahmed. “We have a lot of depth in our bowling. There are three pace bowlers and a seaming all-rounder. However, in our conditions spin will be the main strength and we are well covered in that area with Shakib Al Hasan, Abdur Razzak and Shohag Gazi. “I also believe this is an excellent fielding side and that was evident in the recent twenty20 series against Sri Lanka.” Ahmed was also confident that the women’s team would give a good account of itself in home conditions: “We have tried to pick the best squad available. The preparation has been good and the team will get more opportunities to play against strong sides in the lead up to main event. “Salma Khatun and Jahanara Alam are seasoned campaigners. We also have Ayasha Rahman whose batting is ideally suited for twenty20s. Besides, we will have home advantage.” Men’s squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Muminul Hoque, Nasir Hossain, Shabbir Rahaman, Md Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Shohag Gazi, Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Farhad Reza, Rubel Hossain and Al-Amin Hossain. Women’s squad: Salma Khatun (captain), Jahanara Alam (vice captain), Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque, Ayasha Rahman, Lata Mondol, Sanjida Islam, Fahima Khatun, Panna Ghosh, Sharmin Akter, Nuzhat Tasnia, Khadijatul Kubra, Shohaly Akther, Shamima Sultana and Saila Sharmin.