Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is looking to fill Bangladesh A team’s scarcity of matches by adding some tours for High Performance Unit. A team haven’t played any series for almost two years. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ম্যাচবিহীন ‘এ’ দল, ইংল্যান্ড সফরে যাচ্ছে এইচপি ইউনিট]
BCB cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan has informed that Ireland A team are likely to tour Bangladesh later this year as talks with Zimbabwe for A tour fell over. Bangladesh A team toured South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2015 and haven’t played any matches since then.
“We were in advanced talks with Zimbabwe, but they have a commitment with South Africa. That’s why they proposed a delayed date for the tour. But our team also have other commitments in Zimbabwe’s proposed time-table. That’s why we had to cancel talks with Zimbabwe. But now we are negotiating with Ireland A team for a tour. The time has not been confirmed yet but it is likely to happen later this year,” said Akram.
High Performance Unit, on the other hand, have recently toured Australia and played five one-dayers and one three-dayer. They will be touring England in September to play against second XI teams from county sides.
“Actually the players playing in HP teams are the A team players mostly. We are jointly running this. HP team toured Australia last month and will go to England next month to play against county second XIs,” he informed.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com