Bangladesh to welcome Indian women’s team for white-ball series in July
An exciting development for women’s cricket in Bangladesh will occur in July when Bangladesh will host the Indian women’s cricket team for a white-ball series. The confirmation was provided by Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel, the Chairman of the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s women’s wing. The series will consist of three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), all of which will be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
This series holds significance not only for Bangladesh but also for the women’s cricketing landscape in the region. The Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium will be hosting a women’s international game for the first time in 11 years, making it a momentous occasion for women’s cricket in Bangladesh. The last time the venue witnessed a women’s international match was in 2012 when the Bangladesh women’s team faced off against South Africa.
The draft itinerary for the series indicates that all matches will be day fixtures, providing an opportunity for fans to witness high-quality cricket during daylight hours. The Indian team is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on July 6, and the T20Is will take place on July 9, 11, and 13, followed by the ODIs on July 16, 19, and 22.
This series presents an exciting prospect for both teams. The Indian women’s team, which has shown tremendous growth and success in recent years, will look to continue their winning momentum against Bangladesh. On the other hand, the Bangladesh women’s team will be eager to showcase their skills and compete against a strong opponent on home soil.
For Bangladesh, hosting a series against a top-ranked team like India is an excellent opportunity to gauge their progress and gain exposure to high-level competition. It allows their players to test their skills against some of the best in the world and gain valuable experience that can contribute to their growth as cricketers. The series will provide a platform for the talented players in the Bangladesh women’s team to shine and make a mark on the international stage.
Moreover, hosting international matches at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium will not only generate excitement among fans but also inspire young aspiring cricketers, especially girls, to take up the sport. The visibility of women’s cricket at such a renowned venue will serve as a catalyst for the growth and development of the game in the country. It will help in breaking barriers and encouraging more girls to pursue cricket as a career, thus contributing to the overall growth of women’s cricket in Bangladesh.
The series between Bangladesh and India also highlights the increasing prominence of women’s cricket globally. The growing interest and investment in women’s cricket have led to a significant rise in the quality of competition and the popularity of the sport. The series provides an opportunity to showcase the immense talent and skills of women cricketers and further elevate the status of women’s cricket worldwide.