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Women’s cricket team to tour Ireland in June

Preparation for Women’s World Cup Qualifier
Sports Reporter

Bangladesh women’s cricket team will play a bilateral series against its Irish counterparts in Ireland in June before flying to Netherlands for the 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has orgainsed the T20 series for their women’s cricket team as a part of their preparation for the qualifying round of the World Cup.

BCB director and its women’s wing chairman Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel told The Independent that the Tigress will play four to five T20 matches against the hosts Ireland ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers.

“Our women’s team will play four to five T20 matches during their week-long tour to Ireland ahead of their World Cup Qualifier in Holland,” said Shafiul Alam Chowdhury.

With the participation of the eight teams, the qualifiers for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in this western European country, the meet which will start on July 3.

The visiting Bangladesh, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Uganda, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (UAE) along with the hosts Netherlands, splitting into two groups, will take part in the 12-day-long event.

They will join with the eight teams who got automatic qualification for the extravaganza event due to their better ICC rankings. Those teams are top-flight Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.  

The three venues including Guyana National Stadium in Guyana, Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia and Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, which already announced by ICC will host all the matches of the World Cup for the women’s cricket.

The 10-nation extravaganza event, which will kick off on November 9, ends on November 24 this year.  At the fag end of the April, Bangladesh will travel to Malaysia to play their first international fixture, Women’s Asia Cup-2018. For it, they will start their practice in the aftermath of the National Cricket League (NCL), which will be kick-started on March 15.

It’s also learnt from the BCB insiders that BCB women’s wing selector Athar Ali Khan along with its head coach will pick some talented cricketers for the three-week-long camp along side the existing national squad.

 

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