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Women cricketers eyeing to resume cricket





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|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh women cricketers are eagerly waiting to resume cricketing activities in the coming year after remaining out of action for most of 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women’s cricket in Bangladesh had an extremely quiet year with the national team last taking the field on March 2, when their underwhelming showing in the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia came to an end where they lost all four of their group-stage matches in the tournament.

2021 is promising to be a busier year for the Bangladesh women’s cricketers as they are slated to take part in the 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup qualifiers in Sri Lanka from June 26 to July 10 that was originally scheduled to take place last year but got postponed due to the pandemic situation.

‘‘I heard that a camp will begin for the women’s cricketers in January. We were out of action for a long time. Though not sure, I heard that next year we will play some series both at home and abroad,’ Rumana was quoted in New Age as Bangladesh Cricket Board is planning to hold a training camp in January.

The national team is without a head coach since Anju Jain left the post in June to join a local Indian team instead.

BCB women’s wing manager Towhid Mahmood said that they are expecting to appoint a new coach soon and are also working to setup a few tours for the women’s team before the qualifier’s tournament.

‘‘We have sent some names to BCB ceo, he will finalise the process. But we want to keep the names confidential. Hopefully we will get the coach during the preparation camp. There is an important tournament coming up next year, ahead of that women’s team will surely play some international series,’’ said Towhid.