Oval, Edgbaston to host Ireland-Bangladesh matches
Bangladesh will be on Europe tour in May to face Ireland in three ODIs and four T20Is. The ODIs will take place at first with all three in Stormont. The ODI series is a part of Cricket World Cup Super League competition.
The four T20Is will be staged at the following venues: The Oval, Chelmsford, Bristol and Edgbaston on May 22, 24, 27 and 29 respectively.
Renovations at grounds in Clontarf and tight international schedule left Ireland to only 12 ICC standard pitches this season which led them to staging the T20Is in England.
This is not the first time England is a neutral venue for a series between two full-member nations. 10 years earlier, Pakistan hosted Australia for one ODI, two Tests and two T20Is on English soil.
Oval and Bristol hold sweet memories for Bangladesh. Bangladesh defeated England for the first time in an ODI at Bristol back in 2010. The Tigers had a victory over South Africa at The Oval in their first match of World Cup 2019.
Earlier, Ireland cancelled one-off Test match against Bangladesh due to financial reasons. Instead, Cricket Ireland chose to add one more T20I to make it a four-match series.
Full fixtures of Ireland vs Bangladesh 2020:
May 14 – 1st ODI, Stormont
May 16 – 2nd ODI, Stormont
May 19 – 3rd ODI, Stormont
May 22 – 1st T20I, The Oval
May 24 – 2nd T20I, Chelmsford
May 27 – 3rd T20I, Bristol
May 29 – 4th T20I, Edgbaston