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Tigers depart for Birmingham

  • Published at 09:55 pm June 25th, 2019
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Bangladesh cricketers prepare to board the team bus in Southampton Tuesday Dhaka Tribune/Ali Shahriyar Amin from Southampton

The Tigers team management have granted the cricketers four-day leave, from Wednesday to Saturday, to get refreshed both mentally and physically

Bangladesh team departed for Birmingham from Southampton Tuesday morning ahead of their next game in the 2019 World Cup, against India at Edgbaston Cricket Ground next week.

The Tigers team management have granted the cricketers four-day leave, from Wednesday to Saturday, to get refreshed both mentally and physically.

“We have a long break before our next match. Players deserve a break actually. It’s a long tournament and players are playing since the Ireland tri-nation ODI series. There are lots of mental pressure while playing cricket continuously for a long period of time. We want our players to spend a relaxed time outside cricket. We have two big matches ahead. It will be easy for our players to perform if they can get some relaxed time in the next few days. Hopefully this break will help them to get refreshed mentally,” said team manager Khaled Mahmud to the media Tuesday.

Bangladesh have won three matches among seven games in the World Cup so far, and have seven points. 

Their fourth match against Sri Lanka was washed out and points were shared. 

Bangladesh need to win their next two games, India and then Pakistan, if they are to have any hope of advancing to the semi-final.