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Oval, Edgbaston to host Ireland-Bangladesh matches


Four venues in England will stage four T20 Internationals between Ireland and Bangladesh in May this year.

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.

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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.

Bangladesh have visited England only thrice in the last decade. A full series against England in 2010, Champions Trophy 2017 and World Cup 2019.

Bangladesh can expect a majority of the crowds on their side in England. London is a place for over half a million Bangladeshis. The Oval T20I might see packed Tigers crowd.

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

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