Bangladesh national team will play two T20 international matches against the United Arab Emirates during their short camp ahead of next month’s tri-nation series in New Zealand and the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief executive officer (CEO) Thursday said the national team will leave for the UAE on September 22 and the matches will be held on September 25 and 27 at the Dubai International Stadium.
The national team players along with other young players had a three-day practice camp in Dhaka under the supervision of the T20 consultant Sridharan Sriram. But due to the inclement weather, the plan did not work out well.
"The team management planned to have a good practice camp. So, we are doing things accordingly," BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury told the media. "Playing two matches against the UAE will give the team a great opportunity to practice well."
The Tigers will take on Pakistan on October 7 in the first match of the tri-series that also involves the hosts New Zealand. After this series, Bangladesh will travel to Australia to play in the World Cup.
Bangladesh will play five matches in the Super 12s round of the World Cup. The Tigers will play their first match on October 24 and other matches on October 27, 30, and November 2 and 6.
The top two teams from each group of the Super 12s round will qualify for the semifinals which will be played on November 9 and 10. The final of the World Cup will be played on November 13 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Bangladesh already announced a 15-member squad for the World Cup. Shakib Al Hasan will lead Bangladesh in this tournament.
The Bangladesh team will return home on September 26, and after a break of two-three days, they will leave for New Zealand.