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Bangladesh to leave for T20 WC on Oct 3

 Sports Desk

 Published: 04:04 PM, 29 September 2021  

Bangladesh to leave for T20 WC on Oct 3

Bangladesh to leave for T20 WC on Oct 3

National Cricket Team are all set to leave the country on October 3 for their mission in the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Tigers will first board a flight for Oman where they will have a practice camp before they move to Dubai for two official practice matches for the World Cup, organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Tigers will then again travel to Oman for their first round matches where they are drawn with Scotland, co-host Oman and Papua New Guinea. Mahmudullah Riyad's side will start their mission, taking on Scotland on October 17. If they qualify, they will be drawn with India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan and other team, qualifying from first round in Super 12s.

As per the schedule released by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), the team will start their preparation for the World Cup journey with a video shoot with Daraz on October 1.

They will then remain in strict home quarantine and will undergo a Covid-19 test on October 2 before boarding the flight for Oman's city Muscat in the following day.

After arriving in Muscat, Bangladesh will have a one-day room quarantine and then they will practice for four straight days after which they will fly for Dubai where after a day of practice, they will play two office warm-up games, scheduled for October 12 and 14.

Bangladesh will then fly to Muscat again for their first round game. They will take on Scotland on October 17 and play against Oman and Papua New Guinea on October 19 and 21 respectively.

It is expected that Bangladesh will face no obstacle in the first round game and will qualify in the Super12s easily.

In the main phase of the Twenty20 World's last six editions, Bangladesh won just one game. Thanks to a blitzkrieg knock from Ashraful, they had beaten West Indies in 2007 T20 World Cup and that remained their only victory till date.