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Tigers mull rest between hectic British campaigns

  • Published at 09:29 pm March 31st, 2019
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Bangladesh team during training in Sylhet in December Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Given that the schedule would stretch to almost 75 days, the cricketers are planning to request the BCB to allow them a four-day break in order to get an opportunity of visiting their respective families before joining the conditioning camp in Leicester

The Bangladesh cricketers are mulling taking a short break between their tour of Ireland and the World Cup 2019. 

The Tigers are scheduled to depart for Ireland in the first week of May to participate in the tri-nation series involving West Indies and host Ireland. 

Following the 13-day long series, the BCB had planned to make the cricketers travel to England, and hold a five-day long camp in Leicester before going into the World Cup, scheduled to begin on May 30.

Given that the schedule would stretch to almost 75 days, the cricketers are planning to request the BCB to allow them a four-day break in order to get an opportunity of visiting their respective families before joining the conditioning camp in Leicester.

“I have heard that the cricketers are thinking of a break but have not received any official application as of yet,” said BCB cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan to Dhaka Tribune Sunday.

“The BCB always thinks of the betterment of the cricketers. We understand that the tour of Ireland and England for the World Cup is a long one. If the players send an official request we will of course look into it and decide the best for them. There will be a four days off between the tri-series in Ireland and the camp in Leicester. I have heard that the players feel that it would be better for them if they could spend time with their families at home,” said the former Bangladesh captain.

The national selection panel is likely to declare the squad for the tri-series in Ireland and the World Cup on April 22. 

The squad will then camp for around four days at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka before travelling to Ireland.