Bangladesh women’s cricket team will take on Ireland in two one-day internationals and as many Twenty20 internationals in September. Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed the tour through a media release on Sunday.
Bangladesh will travel to Northern Ireland on September 2 and are scheduled to meet the Irish in the T20Is on September 5 and 6 respectively. The two sides will then lock horns in the ODIs on September 8 and 10.
All the matches will be held at Bready Cricket Club in Londonderry.
BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury said the tour will be an excellent opportunity for the cricketers to test themselves against the fellow World Cup hopefuls.
“I want to thank Cricket Ireland for the tour arrangements. Taking logistical and operational convenience into consideration, we had to shorten the duration of the tour. CI deserves a lot of credit for accommodating the BCB’s request and making the necessary adjustments within a short time. I am sure the players will make the most of the four games which promise exciting and competitive cricket,” said Nizamuddin in the press release.
“Our cricketers will be greatly benefited by the experience of playing in conditions which are not familiar to them. Bangladesh and Ireland are rapidly developing teams and both are on a mission to qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup. This will be very good preparation heading into the qualifiers, scheduled for Thailand next year,” the BCB CEO added.