BCB decline Ireland’s invitation of four-nation T20 tournament
As soon as the Sri Lanka tour got postponed, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are preparing to start domestic cricket as early as possible. But in the meantime, the board received an offer from Cricket Ireland to play a four-nation T20 tournament in UAE starting in December.
However, BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan informed that the board declined the invitation straight away as their only target at the moment is to resume domestic cricket. He also confirmed that Bangladesh will be hosting West Indies in January next year.
“We declined an offer from Ireland to play a T20 series in December. They are expecting to play the T20 series in UAE with Scotland and another associate nation that is yet to be confirmed and offered us to be the fourth team in the competition but we refused as we are looking forward to resume domestic cricket.”
“We have a home series against West Indies in January and so we want to prepare for the series by playing domestic cricket,” Akram Khan said.
Apart from the national cricketers, players have been struggling financially and have been affected by COVID-19. As the Dhaka Premier League is major source of income for the majority of cricketers, both the board and the players are willing to resume domestic cricket as soon as possible.