The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) recently confirmed that they will be hosting a tri-nation series in January 2018. Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka will be the other two participants apart from the hosts. In a very unusual setting up of the fixtures, the tri-series will be interspersed with the Sri Lanka team touring for their full tour.
The tour would commence with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh locking horns in two T20Is. This will be followed up by the tri-series, where Zimbabwe will join these two sides. Each team will be playing against each other twice in the tri-series and the top two sides will subsequently play the finals. After the conclusion of the tri-series, the Sri Lankan and the Bangladeshi team will play two Test matches.
The fixtures for the tour will be announced shortly, confirmed Bangladesh Cricket Board cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan. “We will announce the fixtures within two-one days. Two T20Is, then tri-series and two Test matches,” said Akram as per the quotes in bdcrictime.com.
Plethora of cricket action for Bangladesh
Well, in a very delighting update for the Bangladesh cricket fans, they will get to witness nonstop cricket action in 2018. Soon after the conclusion of the Sri Lanka series, another tri-series beckons their way. They will play against India and Sri Lanka for the Nidahas Trophy in March. It will be a T20I series. The Nidahas Trophy marks the 70th independence celebration of Sri Lanka.
The tri-series will be played in Sri Lanka. After this, the Bangladeshi side will tour West Indies for a full tour. The tour will commence in June. Following the Caribbean tour, they will tour Australia as well. “We will go to West Indies in mid-2018. It will be held in June probably. We have a lot of games before that. We will go step by step,” mentioned Akram.