MUMBAI - Former Bangladesh test cricketer Akram Khan is in India to watch his countrys national A team players performance. A 41-year-old Akram, a member of the Bangladeshi national team, when the country played its inaugural Test match in 2000-01 (against India), now a member of the selection panel, is in India. He was already well into his 30s when he played in Bangladeshs inaugural match. Akram Khan took the ODI captaincy of the national side at a difficult time during the 1994-95 season. Following the disappointment of the 1994 ICC Trophy in Kenya, there was dissatisfaction and disunity among the players. Akram, who was an established member of the side, was selected to lead the side. This seemed slightly risky, as the Chittagong batsman had little previous experience as captain. But, he performed admirably, leading his side to some memorable successes. In his capacity as a manager of the Bangladesh A team, which is playing against Ranji team Maharashtra, Akram is watching his team closely. Akram said in his exclusive interview: I am here to monitor the A teams performance and because the A team has 5-6 players who have played for the national side in the past, I will evaluate their performances here in India and draft some of them back into the national side." Akram informed that unlike India and Sri Lanka Cricket boards, the captain and vice captains are not chosen by the selectors in Bangladesh. But just like Pakistan, Bangladeshs cricket board appoints the national team captain and vice captain and the selectors have no say in their appointments though they certainly provide feedbacks to the board members. Akrams two nephews, Nafees Iqbal and Tameem Iqbal represent the national cricket team. I dont have any pressure on me or from any fellow selector while selecting the squad because my nephews broke into the national team much before I became the selector and it is good that they are performing well.