BCB releases women's team's Ireland tour schedule
As per the itinery, the Tigresses will travel to Northern Ireland on September 2 and play two T20Is and as many ODIs against the European hosts.
All the matches will be held at the Bready Cricket Club in Londonderry.
The Bangladeshi eves are scheduled to meet the Irish in the T20Is on September 5 and 6 respectively. The two sides will then lock horns in the ODIs on September 8 and 10.
BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that the tour would be an excellent opportunity for the cricketers to test themselves against fellow World Cup hopefuls. “Our cricketers will be greatly benefited by the experience of playing in conditions which are not familiar to them.
“Bangladesh and Ireland are rapidly developing teams and both are on a mission to qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup. This will be very good preparation heading into the qualifiers in Thailand next year.
“I want to thank Cricket Ireland (CI) for the tour arrangements. Taking logistical and operational convenience into consideration, we had to shorten the duration of the tour,” said Chowdhury in a press release.
“CI deserves a lot of credit for accommodating the BCB’s request and making the necessary adjustments within a short time. I am sure the players will make the most of the four games which promise exciting and competitive cricket,” he further added.
The national women’s team has already begun practising at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. However, the board is yet to announce the women’s team. At the moment, Jahanara Alam is the captain of the team.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcricteam.com