The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has stated that the senior men’s team will play a two-match T20I series against the UAE. The series acts as a preparation camp before playing a tri-series and the T20I World Cup. According to reports from Cricbuzz, BCB was planning to organize a short camp in the United Arab Emirates as domestic cricketers were unable to practice due to week-long rain in Bangladesh.
BCB Chief Executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury confirmed that in addition to the camp, they will also play two T20Is against the UAE as part of their preparation for the World Cup. The games are expected to be played in Dubai on September 25 and 27.
Bangladesh is expected to leave on September 22 for the UAE
Nizamuddin told reporters in Mirpur on Thursday, “We have finished our preparation camp that was expected to take place abroad.
“The main thing was that the preparation of our team was interrupted due to weather conditions and as a result we planned it that way (preparing outside of Bangladesh) and we discussed it with one or two member countries and decided that we will have a camp in the Emirates. United Arabs”.
“Bangladesh and UAE will play a two-match T20I series and we are working on it. We are expected to leave on the 22nd of September and return (home) on the 28th and during this period of time we want to have some practice sessions along with two T20Is against the United Arab Emirates.” he added.
Bangladesh will play the Tri-series against Pakistan and New Zealand before the World Cup starts
The BCB boss admitted management is aware conditions will be different in New Zealand and Australia compared to the UAE, but insisted they have no choice as their preparation was disrupted by rain.