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USA to host Canada, Bangladesh in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup

Update : 15 Mar 2024, 10:44

The United States of America will host Canada for a five-match T20I series in April, followed by a three-game T20I series against Bangladesh in the leadup to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024. 

USA, the co-hosts of the T20 World Cup 2024, will be readying themselves for the global megaevent with eight high-stake T20Is in April and May.

Canada will tour first, and feature in a five T20I series all set to be played in Houston, Texas from April 7. Bangladesh will tour next month in May in an intense three-match T20I series. These matches will also be hosted in Houston, Texas.

The lineup of matches was confirmed after discussions between the host board with Cricket Canada, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), and ICC.

These tours aim to strengthen USA Cricket's bilateral ties with respective boards and offer more playing opportunities for its teams in the future.

Schedule for T20I series against Canada:

7 April, 1st T20I, PVCC, Houston , Texas
9 April, 2nd T20I, PVCC, Houston , Texas
10 April, 3rd T20I, PVCC, Houston , Texas
12 April, 4th T20I, PVCC, Houston , Texas
13 April, 5th T20I, PVCC, Houston , Texas

Schedule for T20I series with Bangladesh:

21st May, 1st T20I, PVCC, Houston, Texas
23rd May, 2nd T20I, PVCC, Houston, Texas
25th May, 3rd T20I, PVCC, Houston, Texas

Venu Pisike, Chairman of USA Cricket, called these games vital to build team cohesion and fine-tune strategies.

“Ahead of the important Men’s T20 World Cup, these games will be vital for our team to get their working combinations, build team cohesion, and fine-tune strategies. I’d also like to thank ICC, Cricket Canada and the Bangladesh Cricket Board who offered their full support in scheduling of the matches.”

On the other hand, Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh Cricket Board called this tour a historic occasion for cricket.

“The Bangladesh Team's upcoming tour of the USA marks a historic occasion in the realm of cricket. This T20I series signifies a momentous opportunity for the cricketers of both nations to showcase their talent and passion for the sport.

“For the Bangladesh Team, this tour serves as an ideal platform to acclimatize to the conditions ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. We recognize the significance of this preparatory phase and are committed to making the most of this invaluable experience. Moreover, we extend our wholehearted support to USA Cricket in its endeavors to promote and develop cricket within its burgeoning market.”

The T20 World Cup 2024 will be the largest ever T20 World Cup so far, comprising 20 teams and 55 games, with 16 matches all set to be played across three venues in the USA. 

Source: ICC

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