Excitement is building among fans, as the Twenty20 cricket league season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2024 approaches on Friday, January 19. The 10th edition of the BPL is set to kick off featuring an exciting clash between defending champions Comilla Victorians and Durdanto Dhaka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Star-studded lineups have always been a hallmark of the BPL, and this year is no exception. Here is a thorough coverage of the BPL 2024 competition, including the venues, schedule, and important players for each team. Bangladesh Premier League 2024 at a Glance Opening Match: January 19, 2024 Final Match: 1 March, 2024 Duration: 42 days Cricket Format: T20 Tournament Format: Double round-robin and playoffs Number of Teams: 7 Total Match: 46 Venues: Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium in Chattogram, and Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. Read more: Bangladesh Men’s T20I Cricket in 2023: Performance Analysis BPL 2024: Complete Schedule of Twenty20 Cricket League Table: Schedule of BPL 2024 Phase Date Match Venue Time Phase 1 (Dhaka) Jan 19, Fri Durdanta Dhaka vs Comilla Victorians Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 02:00 PM Sylhet Strikers vs Chattogram Challengers Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 07:00 PM Jan 20, Sat Rangpur Riders vs Fortune Barishal Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Khulna Tigers vs Chattogram Challengers Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Jan 22, Mon Durdanto Dhaka vs Chattogram Challengers Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Fortune Barishal vs Khulna Tigers Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Jan 23, Tue Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Comilla Victorians vs Fortune Barishal Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Phase 2 (Sylhet) Jan 26, Fri Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Riders Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 02:00 PM Sylhet Strikers vs Comilla Victorians Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 07:00 PM Jan 27, Sat Fortune Barishal vs Chattogram Challengers Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Durdanto Dhaka vs Rangpur Riders Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Jan 29, Mon Sylhet Strikers vs Chattogram Challengers Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Durdanto Dhaka vs Khulna Tigers Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Jan 30, Tue Comilla Victorians vs Rangpur Riders Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Sylhet Strikers vs Fortune Barishal Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Feb 02, Fri Sylhet Strikers vs Durdanto Dhaka Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 02:00 PM Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 07:00 PM Feb 03, Sat Fortune Barishal vs Khulna Tigers Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Sylhet Strikers vs Rangpur Riders Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Phase 3 (Dhaka) Feb 06, Tue Rangpur Riders vs Durdanto Dhaka Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Chattogram Challengers vs Fortune Barishal Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Feb 07, Wed Comilla Victorians vs Khulna Tigers Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Durdanto Dhaka vs Sylhet Strikers Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Feb 09, Fri Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Strikers Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 02:00 PM Durdanto Dhaka vs Comilla Victorians Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 07:00 PM Feb 10, Sat Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Riders Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Durdanto Dhaka vs Fortune Barishal Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Phase 4 (Chattogram) Feb 13, Tue Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Riders Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Feb 14, Wed Durdanto Dhaka vs Fortune Barishal Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Comilla Victorians Vs Khulna Tigers Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Feb 16, Fri Durdanto Dhaka vs Khulna Tigers Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 02:00 PM Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpure Riders Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 07:00 PM Feb 17, Sat Fortune Barishal vs Sylhet Strikers Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Chattogram Challengers vs Durdanto Dhaka Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Feb 19, Mon Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Fortune Barishal vs Rangpur Riders Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Feb 20, Tue Chattogram Challengers vs Khulna Tigers Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Comilla Victorians vs Rangpur Riders Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Phase 5 (Dhaka) Feb 21, Wed Comilla Victorians vs Fortune Barishal Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Strikers Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Eliminator Feb 25, Sun 3rd placed team vs 4th placed team Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 01:30 PM Qualifier 1 1st placed team vs 2nd placed team Sher-E-Bangla-National Cricket Stadium 06:30 PM Qualifier 2 Feb 27, Tue Loser Of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator Sher-E-Bangla-National Cricket Stadium 06: 30 PM Final Mar 01, Fri Winner of Q1 vs Winner of Q2 Sher-E-Bangla-National Cricket Stadium 07:00 Pm Read more: Bangladesh Men’s Test Cricket in 2023: Performance Analysis How to Watch BPL 2024 Live? It is always fun to watch the matches of the much-liked local cricket competition, such as the BPL live direct from stadiums. However, fans can also watch BPL matches live on TV or online. Cricket enthusiasts would have the opportunity to watch the thrilling matches of BPL 2024 via T Sports TV as well as the T Sports app. T Sports and GTV would continue to carry the tradition of airing Bangladesh matches. BPL 2024 Key Players This year's Bangladesh Premier League is expected to include some prominent players from franchise leagues across the globe. Let's take a look at some of the key players anticipated to join the competition. Andre Russell Andre Russell would feature in the T20 matches of 2024 BPL. He will play for the same team, Comilla Victorians, who won the title last year. Fans are eager to see him hit big sixes, and be a match-winner for the side. Sunil Narine Veteran franchise spinner Sunil Narine would also take part, playing for Comilla Victorians. Being a renowned player all over the globe, Sunil is vital for his lethal unorthodox bowling, and explosive with the bat. Nicholas Pooran Another West Indian, Nicholas Pooran would also play the BPL 2024. He will play for the Rangpur Riders. He is known for hitting big sixes. Besides, Nicholas can turn a difficult match towards a win. Rashid Khan Rashid Khan, a formidable Leg Spinner from Afghanistan, would look forward to playing for the Comilla Victorians. Rashid was retained by the franchise owner after he played a crucial role in winning the title last year. Moeen Ali BPL 2024’s another attraction is Moeen Ali. He is featured in all the franchise cricket including T20. He is handy with both bat and bowl. This marquee player is also a regular face in the biggest franchise league in the world, IPL (Indian Premier League). Babar Azam Babar Azam, a superstar cricketer of Pakistan, will participate in the BPL 2024. He was not picked up from the draft. He was signed up directly by the franchise owner, to play for Rangpur Riders. Babar refused an alluring offer of half a million dollars to play for UAE‘s franchise league, the ILT20, to play this year’s Bangladesh Premier League. Read more: Bangladesh Cricket in 2023: Men’s ODI Series- Performance Analysis Details about BPL 2024 Venues Three venues located in Dhaka, Chattogram, and Sylhet will host the 2024 Bangladesh Premier League. Those are: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium For the 2024 season, this stadium would host 12 BPL games. 22,000 people can fit in Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. This stadium has been one of the primary BPL venues since the competition's inception. Many international cricket events were held at this stadium in addition to the BPL. Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 22 matches of BPL 2024, including the tournament's opening and closing games, would take place at Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The stadium can accommodate about 26,000 people at a time. Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Sylhet International Cricket Stadium can accommodate 18,500 spectators and will host 12 BPL matches in 2024. This stadium hosted BPL matches since 2017. Besides this, the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and 2014 ICC Women's World Twenty20 were held at Sylhet Stadium. Final Words The matches of Bangladesh Premier League 2024 are expected to be fierce, featuring thrilling and skillful moments. Stars would dazzle fans with incredible performances. BPL is also a stage where new talents can flourish and showcase their talents. Cricket fans are waiting for BPL 2024 as an exciting cricket season that will embrace the essence of the game in Bangladesh and create unforgettable memories. Read more: Tamim gears up, keeping an eye on BPL
In September 2023, the New Zealand men's cricket team visited Bangladesh and played three ODI matches. Both teams used these matches to prepare for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. After the World Cup, the New Zealand team will return to Bangladesh in November 2023 to play two Test matches. These Test matches are part of the 2023–2025 ICC World Test Championship. New Zealand tour of Bangladesh in 2023-2024: Schedules, Fixtures, Team Bangladesh and New Zealand are set to play a two-match Test series in the latter part of November and early December 2023. The series will kick off with a two-day practice match scheduled for the 23rd and 24th of November at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet, Bangladesh. This practice match will serve as a crucial warm-up for both teams before they enter into the Test matches. The first Test of the series will begin on November 28 and continue until December 2, also taking place at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Finally, the series will conclude with the second Test, which is scheduled from the 6th to the 10th of December at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. Bangladeshi fans are eagerly waiting for this face-off, as Bangladesh will play a test match after more than five months. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Maxwell's epic 201 brings Australia back from the dead, breaking Afghan hearts Table: New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 2023 Fixtures Date Time (BD Time) Match Type Venue 23–24 November 9:30 AM 2 Day Practice Match Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet 28 November – 2 December 2023 9:30 AM 1st Test Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet 6–10 December 2023 9:30 AM 2nd Test Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka Probable Bangladesh Squad for the Test Series Against New Zealand Mahmudul Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Hossain, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Shariful Islam and Ebadat Hossain. New Zealand Squad for the Test Series Tim Southee (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Kane Williamson and Will Young. New Zealand Cricket has announced a 15-man squad on November 7 for the upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh. This Test series will be a fascinating contest as the New Zealand team prepares to face the challenges of the longer format after their limited-overs battles in the subcontinent. There are several spinners in the team. Ajaz Patel and Mitchell Santner are joined by Rachin Ravindra and Ish Sodhi. Mitchell Santner has made a comeback to the New Zealand Test squad, marking his return to the format after his last appearance in 2021 against England at Lord's. Santner's inclusion adds variety to the team's bowling and all-round capabilities. However, it's worth noting that Trent Boult, a key figure in the New Zealand fast bowling attack, will be absent from the upcoming Test series as he has made himself unavailable for selection. Read more: Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Showing Light of Hope Bangladesh vs New Zealand ODI Series Recap This upcoming Test series is a part of the New Zealand tour of Bangladesh that started with the ODI series on September 21, 2023, and paused with the third ODI match on September 26, 2023. Bangladesh lost the series by 2-0 as the first match was abandoned due to rain. In the first ODI held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on September 21, rain played spoilsport, and the match ended without a result, with New Zealand posting a total of 136/5 in 33.4 overs. Will Young's steady 58 off 91 deliveries and Mustafizur Rahman's 3/27 with the ball were notable highlights. The second ODI, also in Dhaka, was a different story as New Zealand batted first and set a target of 255. For New Zealand, Tom Blundell scored 68, and Ish Sodhi took a historic 6 wickets for 39 runs. Bangladesh's response fell short, with Mahedi Hasan taking 3/45, and New Zealand emerged victorious by 86 runs, marking their first ODI win in Bangladesh since 2008. The third ODI, again in Dhaka, saw Bangladesh posting a target of 171 runs. New Zealand bowler Adam Milne's 4/34 performance stopped Bangladesh from scoring big. However, New Zealand chased down the target with ease, powered by Will Young's 70 off 80 balls, and they won by seven wickets, securing the series. The series had its share of debutants and prominent records, including Khaled Ahmed and Zakir Hasan's ODI debuts and Ish Sodhi's exceptional bowling feat. Additionally, Najmul Hossain Shanto led the Bangladeshi side for the first time in ODIs, adding a layer of significance to the series. Overall, the series showcased the competitive spirit and talent on display from both teams, leaving fans eagerly waiting for their future encounters. Final Words While Bangladesh has yet to announce the squad, New Zealand, on the other hand, has announced a balanced 15-man squad featuring a mix of experience and promising talent. With the background of the ICC World Test Championship, this New Zealand tour of Bangladesh holds significant importance for both teams' aspirations in the tournament. Read more: Bangladesh’s matches in the 2nd Round Qualifiers of FIFA World Cup 2026: Schedules, Fixtures, Team
The Bangladesh football team secured their spot in the second round of qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup by beating Maldives 3-2 over two matches in the pre-qualifiers. This victory means that Bangladesh will have the opportunity to participate in more international matches in the next three years. Let’s take a look at Bangladesh’s opponents along with match schedules and fixtures in the next round. Bangladesh's Matches in FIFA World Cup 2026 Second Round Qualifiers: Schedules, Fixtures, Team Over the next three years, Bangladesh will have a chance to participate in at least 12 international matches in the FIFA World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers. Bangladesh will face Australia, Palestine, and Lebanon in the second round of the World Cup pre-qualifiers. This is the last stage of World Cup pre-qualification. There are a total of 9 groups here. Bangladesh is placed in Group I, alongside Australia, Palestine, and Lebanon. Out of these 9 groups (Group A to Group I), the top two teams from each group – a total of 18 teams – will advance to the next round of the World Cup qualifiers. These 18 teams will get tickets for the 2027 Asian Cup directly. Considering Bangladesh’s football potentials and the reality, it must be said that it is very difficult to be in the top two from the group. Read more: Bangladesh qualify for 2nd round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers beating Maldives by 2-1 goals Table: Bangladesh’s Matches in the Second Round Qualifiers of FIFA WORLD CUP 2026 Date and Time (Bangladesh Time) Match Venue November 16, 2023; 3:00 PM Australia vs Bangladesh Melbourne Rectangular Stadium November 21, 2023; 5:45 PM Bangladesh vs Lebanon Bashundhara Kings Arena, Dhaka March 21, 2024; Time to be announced Bangladesh vs Palestine Venue to be announced March 26, 2024; Time to be announced Palestine vs Bangladesh Venue to be announced June 6, 2024; Time to be announced Bangladesh vs Australia Venue to be announced June 11, 2024; Time to be announced Lebanon vs Bangladesh Venue to be announced Bangladesh’s Performance in the First Round of FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers Bangladesh played two matches against Maldives in the first round of FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers. The first match took place on October 12, and the second match was on October 17. Bangladesh drew against the Maldives in the 2026 Football World Cup qualifier playoffs’ first match. Jamal Bhuiyan’s team left the field with a last-minute goal to draw 1-1 in the first leg.
The Asia Cup's 16th editionis scheduled to take place from August 30 to September 17, 2023. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) made the official announcement of the schedule and other pertinent details about the 2023 Asia Cup. This edition of the tournament will be in ODI format. In this article, we will guide you through the schedule, fixtures, venues, and team list of the Asia Cup 2023 tournament. Groups and Teams of Asia Cup 2023 Group A: Pakistan, Nepal, India Group B: Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh The upcoming 16th edition of the Asia Cup is set to showcase six participating teams. The first five teams have secured their spots as automatic qualifiers, and coincidentally, they are the full-member teams of the Asian Cricket Council. These five teams include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. However, the sixth team had to earn its entry through the qualifiers. Nepal successfully made its way through the qualification process and secured its place in the tournament. With these six teams ready to compete, the Asia Cup promises to be an exciting and highly anticipated cricketing event in the region. Read more: Bangladesh's probable squad for ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule and Fixtures of Asia Cup 2023 Table: Group wise match schedules Date Match Group Venue Time (Bangladesh) August 30 Nepal vs Pakistan A Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan 4 PM August 31 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka B Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 1:30 PM September 2 India vs Pakistan A Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 1:30 PM September 3 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan B Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 2:00 PM September 4 India vs Nepal A Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 1:30 PM September 5 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka B Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 4:00 PM September 6 A1 vs B2 Super Four Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 4:00 PM September 9 B1 vs B2 Super Four R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2:30 PM September 10 A1 vs A2 Super Four R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2:30 PM September 12 A2 vs B1 Super Four R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2:30 PM September 14 A1 vs B1 Super Four R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2:30 PM September 15 A2 vs B2 Super Four R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2:30 PM September 17 Super 4s-1 vs Super 4s-2 Final R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2:30 PM Read more: Bangladesh's Fixtures for ICC World Cup 2023 Venues of the 2023 Asia Cup Tournament The upcoming edition of the Asia Cup will be jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The tournament will feature a total of 13 games, and each country has selected two venues to host the matches. Pakistan's Multan Cricket Stadium and Gaddafi Cricket Stadium will host three matches, while the rest of the games will take place at Sri Lanka's Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and R Premadasa Stadium. The tournament will kick off with an exciting opening fixture between Pakistan and Nepal at Multan Cricket Stadium. R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, is selected for the final match. Multan Cricket Stadium The Multan Cricket Stadium, situated in the suburbs of Multan, Punjab, Pakistan, is a multipurpose sporting venue owned by the Pakistan Cricket Board. With a seating capacity of 35,000 spectators, the stadium, located off Vehari Road, has been a significant hub for cricket events in the region. Its inaugural test match took place in August 2001, featuring a match between Pakistan and Bangladesh during the 2001-02 Asian Test Championship. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Venues: Cities and Stadiums in India Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, located in Kandy, Sri Lanka, is a renowned cricket venue. Back in July 2010, the Central Provincial Council in Kandy unveiled intentions to rename the stadium as a tribute to the legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan. However, as of now, the official renaming has not taken place. Officially opened on November 27, 2009, it became the 104th Test venue in December 2010. It can host 35,000 people at a time. Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore The Gaddafi Stadium, formerly known as Lahore Stadium, is a prominent cricket venue located in Lahore, Pakistan, serving as the home ground for the Lahore Qalandars. Under the ownership of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), this stadium boasts a seating capacity of 27,000, making it the fourth-largest cricket stadium in Pakistan. One of its significant features is that Gaddafi Stadium was the first in Pakistan to be equipped with state-of-the-art floodlights, complete with their own standby power generators. This modern facility allows for night matches and enhanced visibility during evening games. Read more: Asia Cup Cricket 2023: Analysis of Group A R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo The R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPS) is a renowned cricket venue situated on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Before June 1994, it was known as the Khettarama Cricket Stadium. Today, it stands as one of the primary arenas where the Sri Lankan cricket team regularly competes, having hosted more than 100 one-day international matches. With an impressive capacity of 35,000 spectators, the R. Premadasa Stadium holds the distinction of being the largest stadium in Sri Lanka. Over the years, it has witnessed numerous historic cricket encounters, including notable events like the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 final between Sri Lanka and West Indies, the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy final between Sri Lanka and India, and the first semi-final of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Final Words In total, there will be 13 matches in the Asia Cup 2023 edition. This includes six group matches, followed by six Super 4 matches, and a final to determine the champion. Cricket fans can look forward to an action-packed tournament with competitive fixtures leading up to the thrilling climax of the final match. However, September 18 is kept as a reserve day for the final. Read more: Asia Cup Cricket 2023: Analysis of Group B
Bangladesh is going through a busy schedule in international cricket this year. The tour to Ireland in May is the last series of the ODI Super League cycle. The tour was supposed to take place in 2020. However, it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic situation. Bangladesh will fly to play the ODI away series against Ireland in the upcoming May month. However, the Irish will host the series against Bangladesh at Chelmsford of England, instead of hosting in their own field. Let’s explore some details of Ireland vs Bangladesh ODI series 2023. Bangladesh Tour of Ireland 2023 Schedule The first ODI will be held on May 9 at Chelmsford. The second ODI might be a day-night match on May 12 at the same venue. The third and final match, scheduled on May 14 will again be played in daylight. The Bangladesh team will also play a warm-up match against Ireland in Cambridge on May 5 before the three-match ODI series. Read More: Saudi Arabia plans to launch 'richest T20 league' Table: Schedule, and venue of IRE vs BAN ODI series 2023 Matches Date Time (Bangladesh Time) Venue Warm-up Match May 5, 2023 4:45 pm Cambridge 1st One Day May 9, 2023 4:45 pm The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford 2nd One Day May 12, 2023 4:45 pm The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford 3rd One Day May 14, 2023 4:45 pm The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford Why does Ireland Choose England as A Venue to Host Bangladesh? This series against Bangladesh is very important for Ireland for the 2023 World Cup. If the Ireland cricket team can beat Bangladesh by 3-0, then they will get a chance to play the ODI World Cup 2023 directly. Otherwise, they will have to win the qualifier against Zimbabwe to participate in the World Cup. And since it’s the rainy season in Ireland, they don’t want the weather to interrupt the game. According to the Cricinfo report, there is a high risk of rain in Ireland in May, and the “English Summer” has been renowned for rainless seasons for ages. That’s why Ireland wants to play in England so that no games get spoiled due to rain. Besides, the Ireland team may believe that matches played in England are more likely to get good results for them. Read More: Shakib Al Hasan named ICC Men's Player of the Month for March 2023 Ireland is in the 11th position in the Super League with 68 points from 21 matches. Sri Lanka is 10th with 81 points in 24 matches, South Africa is 9th with 98 points in 21 matches, and West Indies is eighth with 88 points in 24 matches. However, West Indies have no more matches left in the Super League. South Africa had 79 points at the end of the England series recently. But in the last ODI, they deducted a point due to their slow-over rate. It opens the door to new possibilities for Ireland. According to the calculation, if Ireland beats Bangladesh 3-0, they will also have 98 points. Then the team that will be ahead in run rate will get the opportunity to play the World Cup directly. Currently, South Africa (-0.077) is ahead of Ireland (-0.382) in run rate. So, Ireland will surely try their best to fulfill their plan. Read More: Mushfiqur, Shakib see Improvements in ICC Rankings Ireland vs Bangladesh Head-to-Head Records in ODI After finishing the recent ODI series, Bangladesh and Ireland faced 14 times in total. So far, Bangladesh has won 9 matches, and Ireland has won two matches. Ireland’s last win was in 2010, while Bangladesh’s last win was last month in Sylhet. Out of these 14 matches, two matches had no results. So, in terms of head-to-head record in ODIs, Bangladesh has a dominant 9-2 lead against Ireland. However, Ireland emerged victorious in their first-ever encounter during the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Final Words The upcoming Bangladesh tour of Ireland will be a very important series for Ireland as a 3-0 win may lead them to play the World Cup 2023 directly. The Bangladeshis living in the UK will get a chance to watch Bangladesh’s match live on the field after a long time. Since 2010, Bangladesh has not played any cricket matches in England except for ICC tournaments. Read More: Mrittunjoy earns call-up as BCB announces ODI squad for Ireland ODIs
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced the schedule for Bangladesh vs Ireland series 2023. Bangladesh is hosting the series following the series against England. Ireland will play three One-Day Internationals, three T20Is, and one Test match. The Tigers have not played any test against Ireland till now. Against the Irish, Bangladesh has two losses against seven wins in ODIs and one loss against three wins in T20Is. In 2008, Ireland made a trip to Bangladesh to compete in their final bilateral series. Let's have a look at the upcoming BAN vs IRE Series 2023. Date, Time, and Venue of 2023 BAN vs IRE Series The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced the official schedule for the Ireland series. On Saturday (March 11), the board informed that the first two ODIs and all T20 matches of the series would be played at 2 pm. The last game of the three-match ODI series will be played at 2:30 pm. According to BCB, the starting time of the ODI match has been delayed keeping in mind the holy Ramadan. In this series, the ODIs will be day and night, but the T20 matches will be over by the evening. The only Test is set to start at 10 am. The two teams will play a preparation match on March 15. After that, the 27-day long three-format series will start with the first ODI on March 18. Table: Fixtures of Bangladesh vs Ireland Series in 2023 Date Match Venue Time March 18, 2023 First ODI Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 2 pm March 20, 2023 Second ODI Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 2 pm March 23, 2023 Third ODI Sylhet International Cricket Stadium 2:30 pm March 27, 2023 First T20I Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium 2 pm March 29, 2023 Second T20I Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium 2 pm March 31, 2023 Third T20I Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium 2 pm April 4-8, 22023 Test Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 10 am . Read More: BAN vs ENG T20 Series 2023: Bangladesh's historic records you need to know Preview of Bangladesh vs Ireland Series 2023 The Ireland cricket team arrived in Bangladesh on March 12 to play the first full bilateral series against the Tigers. This will be a 27-day long tour for the Ireland cricket team. After landing at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, the Ireland team went directly to Sylhet. The Irish will play a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh in Sylhet. While Ireland has played plenty of ODIs and T20I, they have not had the opportunity to play the test format for a long time. Played only 3 Tests in the last five years after receiving Test status. The last match was played in 2019. By that time, the teams were introduced to the aggressive mentality in Test cricket. The Irish also want to play the same style of cricket. On the other hand, the Bangladesh team will go to Sylhet after the last T20 match against England on March 14. Previously Bangladesh team met Ireland 11 times in ODI and won seven of them, while two matches ended with no result. Changes Bangladesh Squad After the third ODI against England in Chittagong, BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon has suggested that resting a few cricketers in the upcoming Ireland series could provide a chance for some of the freshers. This statement sparked a debate on which cricketers might be included in the rest list. Eventually, the names are revealed. Read More: Shanto storms up ICC T20I rankings with extraordinary performances against England BCB revealed the ODI squad for the forthcoming Ireland series in the absence of experienced national all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad. Recently, this experienced cricketer has been a concern due to his poor performance with the bat, along with his lack of fitness. Questions have been raised about what lies ahead for him after he was eliminated from the Ireland series. On Sunday, March 12, BCB revealed the selection of the 15 players who will take part in the first two One Day Internationals. Taijul Islam is also not included in the announced 15-member team. Taijul played well in the ODI series against England, yet his absence from the team remains a mystery. The new face in the team is cricketer Zakir Hasan, the keeper-batsman who made his T20 and ODI debut for Bangladesh and has now been called up to the ODI squad. Apart from these two changes, there are no surprises in the ODI squad led by Tamim Iqbal. Additionally, Yasir Ali Chowdhury and Shoriful Islam are back. Meanwhile, this season of IPL will start on March 31, when Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, and Mustafizur Rahman were selected from Bangladesh. The Test match against Ireland will start on April 4 and end on April 8. So, it is not clear yet if they will play the test. Read More: Historical Win of Bangladesh against England in 2023 BAN vs ENG T20 Series Bangladesh Squad for ODIs Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Litton Kumer Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Zakir Hasan. Ireland Team News Ireland has already announced their squad for ODI, T20, and Test matches back on February 9. This is the first Test against Bangladesh since the Irish became full members of the ICC in 2017. This is the first time that there will be three editions of the series on the same tour. The major change in the announced team is the absence of Joshua Little in T20. The 23-year-old left-hander took the second-highest wickets in T20 Internationals in 2022 with 39 wickets. Got a place in the ICC T20 XI of the year. Little will only be in the ODI series on the tour of Bangladesh. He has got teams in Pakistan's PSL and India's IPL. He has been given leave from the national team to play franchise cricket. Andrew Balbirnie will lead the Irish in all three formats. Read More: Ireland arrive in Bangladesh to play ODIs, T20Is, Test Ireland Squad for ODIs Andrew Balbirnie (C), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White. Ireland Squad for T20I Andrew Balbirnie (C), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young. Ireland Squad for Test Match Andrew Balbirnie (C), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Murray Commins, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, PJ Moor, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White. Final Words Bangladesh's ODI record at home is incredibly good. They have won most of the series at home for the last four-five years. In addition to that, the most recent T20 series win against England will also boost the team’s confidence. So, Ireland's tour in Bangladesh is going to be a challenge for Ireland. Usually, the bigger tours are more challenging for teams like Ireland. Hopefully, The Irish team will be ready to adapt once they get on the field. Read more: Shakib reaches 300 ODI wickets
The Indian Premier League known as IPL is one of the most popular and eagerly-awaited sporting events in the world. The upcoming season of the IPL is set to begin on March 31, 2023, and is commonly referred to as IPL 16 or Tata IPL 2023 due to sponsorship reasons. This will mark the sixteenth season of the professional Twenty20 cricket league, which was first established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) back in 2007. The tournament will begin with the Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titan match. This article will cover the schedule, fixtures, venues, and team list of IPL 2023. IPL 2023: Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, Team List IPL brings together some of the best cricketers from around the world to compete in a high voltage T20 format, which is known for its excitement and entertainment value. As the schedule is published, fans have already started countdown the inauguration. Read More: Chandika Hathurasingha takes over as head coach of Bangladesh cricket Schedule and Fixtures of IPL 2023 The 2023 IPL will start on March 31 and end on May 21. There will be 70 matches in total. Date Time (BD) Home Team Away Team Venue March 31 8:00 PM Gujarat Titans Chennai Super Kings Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad April 1 4:00 PM Punjab Kings Kolkata Knight Riders Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali April 1 8:00 PM Lucknow Super Giants Delhi Capitals BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow April 2 4:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad Rajasthan Royals Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad April 2 8:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru April 3 8:00 PM Chennai Super Kings Lucknow Super Giants M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai April 4 8:00 PM Delhi Capitals Gujarat Titans Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi April 5 8:00 PM Rajasthan Royals Punjab Kings Assam Cricket Association Stadium, Guwahati April 6 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore Eden Gardens, Kolkata April 7 8:00 PM Lucknow Super Giants Sunrisers Hyderabad BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow April 8 4:00 PM Rajasthan Royals Delhi Capitals Assam Cricket Association Stadium, Guwahati April 8 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai April 9 4:00 PM Gujarat Titans Kolkata Knight Riders Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad April 9 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad Punjab Kings Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad April 10 8:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore Lucknow Super Giants M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru April 11 8:00 PM Delhi Capitals Mumbai Indians Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi April 12 8:00 PM Chennai Super Kings Rajasthan Royals M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai April 13 8:00 PM Punjab Kings Gujarat Titans Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali April 14 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders Sunrisers Hyderabad Eden Gardens, Kolkata April 15 4:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi Capitals M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru April 15 8:00 PM Lucknow Super Giants Punjab Kings BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow April 16 4:00 PM Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai April 16 8:00 PM Gujarat Titans Rajasthan Royals Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad April 17 8:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai Super Kings M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru April 18 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad Mumbai Indians Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad April 19 8:00 PM Rajasthan Royals Lucknow Super Giants Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur April 20 4:00 PM Punjab Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali April 20 8:00 PM Delhi Capitals Kolkata Knight Riders Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi April 21 4:00 PM Chennai Super Kings Sunrisers Hyderabad M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai April 22 4:00 PM Lucknow Super Giants Gujarat Titans BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow April 22 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians Punjab Kings Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai April 23 4:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajasthan Royals M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore April 23 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai Super Kings Eden Gardens, Kolkata April 24 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad Delhi Capitals Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad April 25 8:00 PM Gujarat Titans Mumbai Indians Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad April 26 8:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata Knight Riders M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru April 27 8:00 PM Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur April 28 8:00 PM Punjab Kings Lucknow Super Giants Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali April 29 4:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders Gujarat Titans Eden Gardens, Kolkata April 29 8:00 PM Delhi Capitals Sunrisers Hyderabad Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi April 30 4:00 PM Chennai Super Kings Punjab Kings M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai April 30 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai May 1 8:00 PM Lucknow Super Giants Royal Challengers Bangalore BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow May 2 8:00 PM Gujarat Titans Delhi Capitals Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad May 3 8:00 PM Punjab Kings Mumbai Indians Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali May 4 4:00 PM Lucknow Super Giants Chennai Super Kings BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow May 4 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad Kolkata Knight Riders Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad May 5 8:00 PM Rajasthan Royals Gujarat Titans Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur May 6 4:00 PM Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai May 6 8:00 PM Delhi Capitals Royal Challengers Bangalore Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi May 7 4:00 PM Gujarat Titans Lucknow Super Giants Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad May 7 8:00 PM Rajasthan Royals Sunrisers Hyderabad Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur May 8 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders Punjab Kings Eden Gardens, Kolkata May 9 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai May 10 8:00 PM Chennai Super Kings Delhi Capitals M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai May 11 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals Eden Gardens, Kolkata May 12 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians Gujarat Titans Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai May 13 4:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad Lucknow Super Giants Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad May 13 8:00 PM Delhi Capitals Punjab Kings Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi May 14 4:00 PM Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur May 14 8:00 PM Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Knight Riders M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai May 15 8:00 PM Gujarat Titans Sunrisers Hyderabad Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad May 16 8:00 PM Lucknow Super Giants Mumbai Indians BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow May 17 8:00 PM Punjab Kings Delhi Capitals May 18 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad May 19 8:00 PM Punjab Kings Rajasthan Royals May 20 4:00 PM Delhi Capitals Chennai Super Kings Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi May 20 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders Lucknow Super Giants Eden Gardens, Kolkata May 21 4:00 PM Mumbai Indians Sunrisers Hyderabad Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai May 21 8:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore Gujarat Titans M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Read More: Herath looking forward to working with Hathurusingha for Bangladesh
T20 World Cup and Cricket World Cup Champions England are going to visit Bangladesh for a white-ball tour in March 2023. Bangladesh will host England for three ODIs and an equal number of T20Is. The last time England visited Bangladesh was in 2016, with the ODIs resulting in a 2-1 victory for them. This will be the first time the two sides will face each other in a bilateral T20 series. Prior to this, the only T20 between the teams was during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Let’s see the previews, schedule, fixtures, and teams of the BAN vs ENG ODI Series. Schedule Table: Schedule and Venues Match Date Time (Bangladesh Time) Venue First One Day Wednesday, Mar 01, 2023 12 PM Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Second One Day Friday, Mar 03, 2023 12 PM Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Third One Day Mon, Mar 06, 2023 12 PM Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong First T20 Thu, Mar 09, 2023 6 PM Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong Second T20 Sun, Mar 12, 2023 6 PM Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Third T20 Tue, Mar 14, 2023 6 PM Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur There is no red ball match this time. The first ODI in Mirpur is on March 1. The next match is a day later. The third and final ODI will be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on the 6th. The three-match T20 series will begin on March 9 in Chittagong. Both teams will return to Dhaka again for the last two matches of the series on the 12th and 14th. The ECB has also announced two warm-up matches to be played on February 24 and 26 before the ODI series. England will arrive in Bangladesh on February 20 to play two series. The ODI series is part of the World Cup Super League. However, the participation of both teams in the World Cup to be held in India next year has been confirmed. Read More: BAN vs ENG Series 2023: England Squad Analysis Preview of BAN vs ENG ODI Series 2023 This series is a great opportunity for both teams to show their strength during the World Cup year. The ODI and T20 matches will be entertaining for the fans in Bangladesh and around the world. Bangladesh’s record on home ground is amazing, and we all know how great the England team is. After 2016, the return of the English team to Bangladesh is exciting. Hence, the cricket atmosphere in Dhaka and Chittagong during this trip will be great. Since there is a great love for cricket across Bangladesh, the England team can expect a tough challenge against the team with a great record on the home ground. Bangladesh has been having a great time on home ground as they just beat India in the ODI series last December. Bangladesh won the ODI series against India with one match in hand. After seven years, the whole world saw the roar of the Tigers against the superpower of cricket, India. And, now Bangladeshi fans can expect the same against England as the English are not getting all the regular players due to the New Zealand series. At least 15 of England’s regular players are missing from the tour. England will play a two-match Test series against New Zealand from February 16. The series will end on February 28. So, the chances of not getting a player from there are high. Read More: Imranur conferred with country's first-ever gold at Asian-level athletics Missing Players in England Apart from the New Zealand series, the English cricket team will also miss some players due to injury and franchise cricket. Franchise cricket has become a major problem for the English selectors in announcing the team beyond the New Zealand series. Several cricketers of the team are contracted for the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which starts on February 13. Stars like Alex Hales, Sam Billings, James Vince, and Liam Dawson are not on the team due to the emphasis on franchise cricket. They have informed us that they are not staying on the Bangladesh tour. Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone will be rested due to injury. Captain Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Jason Roy, and Adil Rashid are coming to the Bangladesh tour. Even Mark Wood can return to the team. Team Although Bangladesh is yet to announce the squad, England has already announced the team for both T20 and ODI. England has called up Tom Abell of Somerset, who has not yet been capped, for their limited-overs squads for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh. Abell, who will be the captain of the England Lions one-day side against Sri Lanka, also featured in the SA20 in South Africa recently. The teenage leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed has been given a maiden call-up to the white-ball squads due to his impressive performance in his Test debut at Karachi last December, where he took seven wickets at an average of 19.57. Saqib Mahmood, a bowler from England, was given a chance to return to the ODI squad after playing in the Test side against West Indies in the past year. The player from Lancashire has obtained 14 ODI wickets with an average of 19.92. Jofra Archer was also included in both T20 and ODI teams who just made a comeback against South Africa. On the other hand, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, and Olly Stone have been omitted from the squad as they will be occupied for the test series against New Zealand. Surprisingly Alex Hales was not included in the team. Alex Hales was the second-highest run-scorer for England at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, falling just behind Jos Buttler. However, Ben Duckett and Will Jacks will be featured in the T20 squad. Read More: BCB congratulates Women's U-20 football team for winning SAFF U-20 Championship England ODI squad: Jos Buttler (captain), Tom Abell, Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. England T20I Squad: Jos Buttler (captain), Tom Abell, Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. Probable ODI squad for Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mahmud Ullah, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Nurul Hasan Sohan. England is Yet to Get a Broadcasting Partner However, before the start of the series, it was feared that this series might not be seen in England. Because so far, no broadcaster in England has shown interest in buying the TV rights. Earlier in August 2021, no Australian broadcaster had shown the Bangladesh series during the Australian cricket team’s tour of Bangladesh. The Tigers won that series against the Aussies by 4-1. It seems this time, the broadcasters in England are also walking the same path. According to a report in England’s Telegraph newspaper, so far, no television or radio in England has bought the broadcast rights of the Bangladesh series tour. In the end, if no organization comes forward, England cricket fans may not be able to watch the live games on their TV. In that case, fans may have to rely on streaming sites or the internet. However, according to the Telegraph, the TV rights may eventually be bought by companies such as Sky Sports and TalkSport. Companies are leaning towards buying rights at a lower price. Read More: Paytakht Chess: Bangladeshi FM Parag beat Azerbaijani GM Azer Final Words This series was supposed to take place in September 2021. However, it was postponed as the English Cricketers wanted to play in the IPL, which was taking place in the United Arab Emirates. And eventually, there was no hope of taking place in this long-desired series. But the good thing is that Bangladesh vs English series 2023 is taking place, and it will be a great competitive event for both teams.
The Premier League postponed its upcoming round of matches as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, adding to the cancellation of high-profile golf, cricket and horse racing events across a mourning Britain on Friday. England's top-flight soccer clubs held a meeting on Friday and said they wanted to “pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country.” “This is a tremendously sad time for not just the nation but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her," Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said, “and we join together with all those in mourning her passing.” The English Football League — the three divisions below the Premier League — also called off their games scheduled for the weekend. The Women's Super League was due to start its season this weekend but has canceled its games, too. The British government said it was at the discretion of individual sporting organizations whether fixtures went ahead following the death of the queen on Thursday at the age of 96. British sport essentially shut down on Friday, but could be up and running in some cases on Saturday. The BMW PGA Championship, the flagship event on the European tour, was paused near the end of the first round Thursday following the announcement of the queen’s death — there were still 30 players out on the course — and there will be no play Friday. “We remain hopeful of restarting at some stage over the weekend,” the tour said Friday in a statement, adding that it would be aligning with the decisions made by other sporting events in Britain. The England and Wales Cricket Board has already announced that there would be no play on Friday in the third and deciding test between England and South Africa at the Oval. There was no immediate update on whether play would resume over the weekend. An extra day might be added to the test, which started Thursday, though that would require the touring South Africans extending their stay in England. Read: British sports hold day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II Other events called off included cycling’s Tour of Britain, which also canceled the final two stages of the race scheduled for the weekend, and the third day of horse racing’s St. Leger festival in Doncaster. The St. Leger, one of British racing's classics, will now take place on Sunday, organizers said Friday. Horse racing was the queen’s favorite sport. While Friday's matches in England's top rugby division were canceled, those scheduled for Saturday and Sunday will go ahead as planned. Soccer matches in the English Football League and in the Scottish lower league scheduled for Friday had already been postponed while matches scheduled to be played in Northern Ireland over the weekend were also canceled. The Premier League said further updates regarding its fixtures during the period of mourning, which has begun in Britain, will be provided “in due course.” Organizations are having to weigh up factors such as whether holding matches would use up police resources, the desire of broadcasters and the mood of the public. There is little room in the schedule of this World Cup-affected season to fit in postponed fixtures. The government said sporting organizations “might wish to consider canceling or postponing events or closing venues on the day of the State Funeral.