|Published : 18 Apr 2017, 19:17:56|
BD to face India, Pakistan in warm-up games for Champions Trophy
Bangladesh will take on India and Pakistan in practice games just before the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Bangladesh Cricket Boards operations committee chairman Akram Khan informed about Bangladesh’s warm-up games and preparations they are doing ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in England, according to online news portals.
The ICC Champions Trophy scheduled to start in June in England. Bangladesh cricket team will depart for England on April 26 to take part in a 10-day training camp in Sussex.
Prior to the Champions Trophy, the Tigers will head to Ireland to play a tri-series against the hosts and New Zealand.
Akram said, “We will play a tri-series in Ireland next month. Before that, we will have ten days of camp in England. We will play two 50-over contests there, one of them will be against Sussex. We will get four matches to play in Ireland before taking part in the Champions Trophy. We will play two practice matches against India and Pakistan before the tournament starts.”
Bangladesh are taking part in Champions Trophy after 11 years. Last time they took part in this tournament in 2006.
Bangladesh’s Ireland tri-series will end on May 24. There will be a seven-day gap between the tri-series and Champions Trophy. By that time, they will face Asian giants India and Pakistan in the warm-up games.