Windies Set To Bang Ball In Bangladesh

Following the inspection team report, the Board of Directors of Cricket West Indies (CWI) have approved in principle the tour of Bangladesh, subject to the finalization of the medical and logistical details within the tour Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

West Indies will tour Bangladesh for three ODIs and two Tests in January.

The tour will be a shortened one from what was originally scheduled, as there will be one less Test and no T20I series.

CWI will continue discussions with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) to fine-tune the various arrangements in order to ensure the health and safety of the players and team management unit.

The Test series will form part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship, and the ODI series will form part of the inaugural 2020–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

The West Indies cricket team last toured Bangladesh in November and December 2018, where they played two Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs), and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.

Bangladesh won the second Test by an inning and 184 runs, their biggest winning margin in Tests, to take the series 2–0, back then.

They also won the ODI series 2–1. However, the West Indies got the better of Bangladeshi by winning the T20I series 2–1.

Tour schedule:

January 10: West Indies arrive

January 18: One-Day warm-up match, BKSP, Savar

January 20: 1st ODI, SBNCS, Dhaka

January 22: 2nd ODI, SBNCS, Dhaka

January 25: 3rd ODI, ZACS, Chattogram

January 28-31: Four-Day warm-up, M.A. Aziz Stadium, Chattogram

February 3-7: 1st Test Match, ZACS, Chattogram

February 11-15: 2nd Test Match, SBNCS, Dhaka

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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