Sunday, April 05, 2015

BCB to host four-nation ODI tournament in November

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is planning to organize a four-nation ODI tournament later this year, according to Nazmul Hassan. Hassan, who is the president of the BCB, said the tournament could feature West Indies, Pakistan and Zimbabwe along with the host nation Bangladesh. Whether the tournament will take place or not it will highly depend on other teams’ schedule.
Looking at the draft of the ICC’s Future Tours Programme, it seems that the tournament has very less possibility to be taken place as West Indies and Pakistan may remain busy till November. On the other hand, in the draft there is no series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
Hassan has taken the willingness of more teams to tour Bangladesh positively. Bangladesh is expected to play home series against Pakistan, India, South Africa and Australia till October this year. They will also host the Under-19 World Cup early next year. The BBC is also thinking about recommencing of the Bangladesh Premier League this year.

In order to improve their position in the ranking ahead of the Champions Trophy and World Cup, Bangladesh cricket team wants to play more ODI matches.