A Bangladesh Cricket Board official announced on Friday that Ireland will begin their upcoming tour of Bangladesh with a three-match ODI series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
In Bangladesh, Ireland will participate in three one-day internationals (ODIs), three Twenty20 internationals (T20Is), and one test match.
At Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Ireland will also play three T20 Internationals. At the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, the visitors will play one Test match to round up the series.
“Yes, Ireland will begin the tour with an ODI series in Sylhet, and we are well prepared for it,” Nadel Chowdhury, representative of the Sylhet Division in the Bangladesh Cricket Board and chairman of the BCB’s women’s wing, confirmed to Cricbuzz.
Ireland’s team is set to arrive on March 12 or 13:
The three ODIs are set to be played on March 18, 20, and 23 in SICS, under the board’s draft schedule. The T20Is are scheduled to take place on March 26, 28, and 30 after the ODIs.
The test match is slated to take place from April 4 to April 8, however, based on a different source, the dates may change and it could begin on April 3. Either March 12 or 13 is when the Ireland team is anticipated to arrive.
Bangladesh’s players won’t have much time to relax before the domestic series against Ireland because they have three T20Is and three ODIs against England at home from March 1 to 14.
The first two One Day Internationals of the series will be played on March 1 and 3 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka by Jos Buttler’s team. On March 6, they will play the last match of the 50-over series at Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
The subsequent three-match T20I series against Bangladesh will be the first-ever bilateral T20I series between the two teams. On March 9, Chattogram will host the first of the three contests. On March 12 and 14, the Shere-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka will host the remaining two games.