Tigresses to leave for Netherlands

Tigresses to leave for Netherlands

The Bangladesh women’s cricket team will leave for the Netherlands tomorrow, where the Tigresses will have a 10-day preparation camp before travelling to Scotland to participate in the upcoming Women’s World T20 qualifiers, set to begin on August 31.

Ahead of the stiff challenge, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) women’s cricket wing development manager Nazmul Abedin Fahim was hopeful of the Tigresses’ chances.

“On paper, Bangladesh are the strongest team that will be participating in the qualifiers. Bangladesh ended comfortable champions in this tournament last time and I hope that they will be able to hold onto the same position this time. Two teams will qualify and I hope Bangladesh are one of them,” Fahim told The Daily Star yesterday.

Fahim also informed that Bangladesh will be playing a number of T20 practice matches to get prepared.

“We will be playing matches and have practice sessions over there [in the Netherlands]. The Thailand team is over there and we will be playing two practice matches against them and also one practice game with the Netherlands. We will also play a practice match against the Netherlands under-17 boys’ team.”