Bangladesh Women’s team gearing up for World T20
Sports Live: In a bid to make themselves part of the next year’s World T20 in Australia in 2020, Bangladesh Women’s team chalked out a roadmap as they have to qualify for the tournament first.
The qualifying round will be held in Scotland in coming September and this year Bangladesh Women’s would get a tough team like Ireland which knows the Scottish condition better than them. The two finalists from the qualifying round however will make it to the World T20.
To acclimatize to the condition, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) arranged a 10-day long camp for the female cricketers in Netherlands, where they will play four practice matches.
“From September 27, the qualifying round for the next T20 World Cup will start. Two teams will make the cut and I believe Bangladesh has the ability to be in the top two in qualifying round,” Fahim said here on Wednesday.
“There will be a preparation camp for 10 days in Netherland. We will play four practice matches in Netherland then we will travel to Scotland, that’s our program.
Before that, the national team and A team….. Actually, the whole team traveled to South Africa. A team played their match and other players were in the training. Now all are here and there will be a training camp from the next day for 4-5 days.
“We have fitness concerns over some players. So, after taking the fitness test tomorrow we will be able to let you know that what will be the team. Hopefully, tomorrow we will know what will be our 14 member squad and we will be able to announce that day after tomorrow.”
Bangladesh put up an abysmal performance in 2018 World T20 in West Indies, losing all of the four matches in the group phase, despite coming off the tournament as Asia Cup champions. Fahim said they are this year careful of avoiding such shamble.
Dhaka 07 August (campuslive24.com)//MIH