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News: Bangladesh chalk out tour plans for Ireland….

The details are here, but Bangladesh have essentially offerred Ireland a longish tour. 2 four day games, 2 three day games, and 3 ODIs. This is likely to be a 3-3.5 week long tour.

Also, it has been decided that the 20 20 championship will have a qualifier, instead of selecting the top 2 ODI teams from the associates.

Categories: Bangladesh, Ireland
  1. Efaz
    December 10, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Malaysia U/19 team is currently touring Bangladesh. Bangladesh U/19 team is scheduled to play against Sri Lanka U/19 team, so Malaysia will play against a second string Bangladesh U/19 team. The tour consists of 2 two-day matches and 5 one-day matches. The tour should be over by 7th January.

  2. reaz
    December 11, 2007 at 5:24 am

    Malaysia U/19 will play against BKSP U/19 and BCB Development Squad.

    BKSP U/19 team is from National Sports Academy(quite reknowned for producing highly qualified young sporting talent).

    BCB Developement Squad is Cricket Board’s shortlisted fringe player(aged 18-26)squad which is more powerful than U/19 team.Some members has already represented Bangladesh in ODI’s.

    It will be good experiance for Malaysia U/19 playing against those teams.

  3. Fumbaloney, Melbourne Australia
    December 24, 2007 at 6:12 am

    Does anybody know why the NZ vs. Ban charity T20 game on the 23rd of Dec was not an official T20 International? A stupid ruling IMO when you consider that both teams were pretty much at full strength (esp. NZ). This was not a second string NZ team.

    Please note: One cannot argue that it was b/c it was a charity match as the ICC Tsunami appeal match in Melb. 3 years ago was an official ODI.

  4. December 24, 2007 at 7:23 am

    I don’t think you can say that it was a full strength New Zealand side. Besides, Bangladesh were not playing New Zealand, they were playing a New Zealand Cricket XI. Therefore it is not an official Twenty20 International.

  5. Fumbaloney, Melbourne Australia
    December 25, 2007 at 6:13 am

    Yes in title it was NZ cricket XI but in reality it was NZ at full T20I strength – this is my point. A couple of weeks ago Aus played NZ in a t20I & Luke Pomersbach debuted for Aus from the car park.

    If you look at Ban vs. NZ on 23rd of Dec (for the most part) apart from Timothy Southee (and he may debut officially soon anyway) it was NZ’s first team. This should have been classed as a T20 International – let’s not kid ourselves Andrew.

  6. December 25, 2007 at 7:36 am

    If New Zealand wanted it to be a Twenty20 International they’d have fielded a side called New Zealand and called it a Twenty20 International.

  7. Tom Mather
    December 25, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Presumably NZ didn’t want to play an official Twenty20 against Bangladesh, but why not start the one day series with one given that they were playing the match anyway?

  8. December 25, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    This is nothing to do with who was playing and who wasnt playing……
    If the boards agreed before hand that it would be an exhibition game, then its an exhibition game, irrespective of who plays……. I ahve seen India v Pakistan exhibition games with the ENTIRE first choice teams playing for both sides…… one cannot go back and ask that they should be given ODI status in retrospect…..

  9. Fumbaloney, Melbourne Australia
    December 26, 2007 at 2:14 am


    You have made a fair point…and more than anyone, answered my question. Thank-you.

    BTW…just got back from the MCG…the best first day’s play at the ‘G in many years, Well done to both Australia & India. This is why Test cricket is the pinnacle of our great game.

  10. Efaz
    December 28, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    Malaysia U/19 lost the match against a Bangladesh development side (made of U/19 standbys and U/17 players) by six wickets. Batting first, Malaysia U/19 scored 128 runs for 8 wickets in 50 overs. Aminuddin highest scored for Malaysia with 38. In replay, the Bangladeshi side reached the target in 34.3 overs after losing 4 wickets.

  11. nicholas P (italian cricketer)
    January 3, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I watched the Bangladesh side take on NZ in New Zealand in the 3rd ODI and it was a dark day for Bangladesh cricket. Letting McCullum hammer 80* off 28 balls wont just have hurt them but left a psycological effect on their bowlers. I really think if bangladesh want to be competetive they need just one quick bowler who can bowl at 140-150kmh as bangladeshes best bowlers right now are Mashrofea mortaza and Abdul razzaq.

  12. Tom Mather
    February 9, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Apparently teams are limited to only playing 7 Twenty20 internationals in a year. Whilst this makes sense to avoid player burnout it also explains why NZ didn’t want to play an official Twenty20 against Bangladesh. Why “waste” a money-making game against one of the lesser teams when you can play 2 against England a couple of months later. This also has repercussions for Zimbabwe and the top associates who will have to find fixtures against themselves. This is doubly unfortunate as it is the shorter format they are most likely to have success in.

    Surely having one Twenty20 as a tour opener shouldn’t be discouraged in this way.

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