Team Tigers have already returned Dhaka after finishing Ireland tri-series and ICC Champions Trophy 2017. However, four cricketers have not returned yet. (নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ দেশে ফিরেননি চার ক্রিকেটার)
Bangladesh team landed at 9.40 am on Saturday morning under the leadership of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. But Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim and Imrul Kayes are the ones who are still in England. Shakib is expected to return on a different flight. He will land in Dhaka in the afternoon.
The rest three cricketers- Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur and Imrul have decided to stay in England for bit more time to spend their holidays with families. They might return to the country before Eid-ul-Fitr.
Bangladesh have spent 50 days in Ireland and England. They had a ten-day conditioning camp in Sussex, England where they took part in two tour games. They went to Ireland to play a tri-series with the hosts and New Zealand. The Tigers finished up as runners-up.
Bangladesh returned to England again for Champions Trophy. They qualified for the semi-finals and faced India at Edgbaston on June 15. Mashrafe’s men’s journey was over there with a nine-wicket defeat. But they have returned home with a great achievement.
In all (including practice matches), Bangladesh have played 12 matches in the Ireland and England tour.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com