Acting in the best interest of the safety and security of the West Indies Under 19 team, the West Indies Cricket Board has today, taken a decision to withdraw the team from its tour of Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed former South Australia batsman Shane Alan Deitz as the Head Coach of the National Women’s Team. Under the initial agreement the 38-year-old will stay in charge of the Women’s Team until the end of the ICC World Twenty20, Bangladesh 2014.
Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Twenty20 international against New Zealand with a lower abdominal strain. Tamim had missed the third and final ODI of the series with the same injury.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) expresses deep bereavement at the passing away of former Bangladesh off-spinner Sheikh Salahuddin. The 44-year-old, who had represented Bangladesh in six ODIs in 1997, died following a cardiac arrest in Khulna in the early morning hours today.
The Board extends heartfelt sympathies to the family of the departed and prays for the salvation of his soul.
Bangladesh paceman Shafiul Islam has sustained an injury to his right ankle during today’s practice session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium and has been ruled of the ODI series against New Zealand.
Team Physio Vibhav Singh said: “Shafiul has suffered a ligament tear while warming up before training today and could be out of action for four to six weeks. He will have an X-ray done today. We will wait for a couple of days for the swelling to subside before having a scan of the affected area.”
Al Amin Hossain has been called up in the squad as replacement for Shafiul.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the match schedules and ticket sale plans for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014, which will be staged from 16 March to 6 April.
The West Indies’ men will defend the title they won last year in Colombo while Australia’s women will aim to complete a hat-trick of titles after having won the previous two finals in Barbados and Colombo.
As many as 60 tournament matches (35 men’s and 25 women’s) will be played across Chittagong, Dhaka and Sylhet in the 22-day tournament. As in the past, the women’s semi-finals and final will be held on the same day as the men’s semi-finals and final, and at the same venue.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board announces the following squad for the first two ODIs of the three-match series against New Zealand. The first and second ODIs will be held at the SBNCS, Mirpur on 29 and 31 October:
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Mahmud Ullah (Vice Captain), Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain, Muminul Hoque, Naeem Islam, Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Shafiul Islam, Ziaur Rahman, Shamsur Rahman.