CWI thanks BCB, hopes to host Bangladesh

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has thanked Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for hosting them in January-February.

West Indies played three ODIs and two Tests, both as part of ODI and Test championships. The ODI series did not go well for a depleted touring side as Bangladesh had clinched the series 3-0 with ease.

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The Test matches changed the fortune for West Indies, who both the matches. Despite four days of Tigers’ domination in Chattogram, Kyle Mayers’ historic maiden double hundred fuelled the highest successful chase in Asia.

The spin did the trick for Kraigg Brathwaite’s men as they completed a thrilling 17-run win in Dhaka to take series 2-0 and 120 World Test Championship points.

It was West Indies’ third away tour since the pandemic – they had been in England and New Zealand earlier. The CWI was impressed and acknowledged the BCB for arranging the tour ‘successfully and safely’ in bio-secure bubble.

In a Johnny Grave’s (CWI CEO) letter to BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, he expressed willingness to hosting Bangladesh in near future.

According to the ICC FTP (Future Tours Programme), Bangladesh are scheduled to visit West Indies for two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is in June-July 2022.

Bangladesh are now packing their bags for forthcoming limited-overs tour of New Zealand, which is scheduled to start next month while West Indies are set to host their first international series since pandemic – a full series against Sri Lanka.

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