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Tigers travel to Leicester

  • Published at 08:23 pm May 18th, 2019
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Bangladesh players celebrate winning the tri-series final in Dublin Friday Dhaka Tribune/Ali Shahriyar Amin

All the players have travelled with the team to Leicester, except captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza and opener Tamim Iqbal

Bangladesh won their first ever multi-nation trophy when they defeated the West Indies in the final of the tri-nation series in Ireland Friday but they barely got enough time to celebrate the historic victory as the Tigers had to depart for London Saturday.

The Tigers then travelled to Leicester where they will stay at the Hilton hotel.

Bangladesh will have optional practice sessions Sunday and Monday and are scheduled to have a rest day Tuesday before returning to training Wednesday.

After the training sessions, Bangladesh will go to Cardiff and there, the Tigers’ World Cup campaign will officially begin.

Bangladesh will play India next Sunday and Pakistan on May 28 in the warm-up matches for the World Cup.

All the players have travelled with the team to Leicester, except captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza and opener Tamim Iqbal.

Mashrafe came back to Bangladesh and Tamim went to Dubai; both of them are expected to join the team Wednesday.

Bangladesh team will return to London on May 29 before the tournament begins. 

The Tigers will face South Africa on June 2 in their first match of the World Cup.