Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has declared that the senior men’s side will play a two-match T20I series against UAE. The series acts as a preparatory camp before playing a tri-series and the T20I World Cup. According to reports from Cricbuzz, BCB was planning to organise a short camp in UAE as the national cricketers were unable to practice due to week-long rain in Bangladesh.
BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury confirmed that apart from the camp they will also play two T20I against UAE as part of their World Cup preparation. The games are expected to be played in Dubai on September 25 and 27.
Bangladesh expected to depart on September 22 for UAE
Nizamuddin told reporters at Mirpur on Thursday, “We have finalized our preparation camp that was expected to be held abroad.
“The main thing was that our team preparation was interrupted due to weather condition and as a result we planned it that way (preparing outside Bangladesh) and we discussed about it with one or two member countries and decided that we will be having a camp in UAE.”
“Bangladesh and UAE will play a two-match T20I series and we are working on it. We are expected to depart on September 22 and return (back home) on 28 and during this time frame we want to have a few practice sessions along with two T20I against UAE,” he added.
Bangladesh to play Tri-series against Pakistan & New Zealand before World Cup kickstarts
The BCB chief conceded that the management is aware that conditions will be different in New Zealand and Australia compared to UAE but insisted that they have no other choice as their preparation was disrupted due to rain.
Bangladesh will travel to New Zealand to play a T20I tri-series involving Pakistan after returning home from the short camp and thereafter will travel to Australia to take part in the global tournament
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