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Bangladesh Women to tour Zimbabwe for ODIs in November


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Bangladesh Women’s cricket team are set to play a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in November before the two sides enter the bio-bubble for the 10-team women's ODI World Cup Qualifier.

The bilateral series will be Bangladesh's first international assignment since the T20 World Cup held in Australia in February-March last year. Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel, the head of BCB's women cricket wing confirmed it to Cricinfo. 

"The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Zimbabwe Cricket have had talks regarding this series and it was decided our women's team will be playing three ODIs against Zimbabwe ahead of the World Cup Qualifier," said Shafiul.

"We have stuck to just the ODI matches for the bilateral series because the qualifier are in the one-day format and it will serve as an important preparatory exercise for our team in terms of getting match time before the qualifier," he said.

Bangladesh were eliminated in the league stage in the 2020 T20 World Cup, the only competitive cricket the players took part in was in April, when the side had toured Sylhet for a five-game one-day series.

Bangladesh women were away from international cricket for 18 months. When Nadel was asked he condemned coronavirus for it.

"We had been trying to organise tours for Bangladesh Women for a long time, but our plans didn't come off. The coronavirus pandemic was a reason but we came across hurdles arising from issues related to sports and social-cultural perceptions that exist in the subcontinent - I won't name the countries but we didn't agree to conduct tours with a few of them because of this reason,” he added.