Three Bangladeshis in Women’s Development squad
ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers fixtures are out. After the tournament, a 13-member Women’s Global Development squad will play five matches against ECB Super League teams from July 15-21 in England.
It is an initiative taken by International Cricket Council and England and Wales Cricket Board to expose players apart from top-eight ranked sides in order to make ICC Women’s Championship and Women’s World T20 competitive in coming years.
Jahanara Alam, Khadiza-Tul Kubra and Tigress skipper Rumana Ahmed have been included. There are two players each from Ireland, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and Uganda, and one each from Scotland and United Arab Emirates.
Clare Connor, director England Women’s Cricket and chair of ICC Women’s Committee: “We’re hopeful that a Global Development Team – playing five games against some of our Super League teams immediately after the ICC World T20 Qualifiers – can offer those players representing the Associate Members those opportunities. We are looking forward to welcoming a diverse playing squad, representing countries as far-reaching as Uganda, Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh, as well as several of our European neighbours.”
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – WGD vs Surrey Stars at New Malden, Surrey at 10:30
WGD vs Surrey Stars at New Malden, Surrey at 15:00
Thursday, July 19, 2018 – WGD vs Loughborough Lightning at Haslegrave, Loughborough at 10:30
WGD vs Loughborough Lightning at Haslegrave, Loughborough at 14:30
Friday, July 20, 2018 – WGD vs Western Storm at Bath CC at 14:30
The Women’s Global Development Squad: Jahanara Alam, Khadiza-Tul Kubra, Rumana Ahmed (all Bangladesh); Gaby Lewis, Lucy O’Reilly (both Ireland); Sterre Kalis and Heather Siegers (both Netherlands); Kaia Arua and Ravini Oa (both PNG); Gertrude Candiru and Immaculate Nakisuyi (both Uganda); Sarah Bryce (Scotland); Esha Oza (UAE). Head coach: Sean Trouw; Mentor Coach: Mark Lane