Jahanara Alam
Photo Credit: (Twitter/BCB)

Bangladesh have included Jahanara Alam in their squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022.

Jahanara has played 40 ODI matches for her country since making her debut in the 50-over format in 2011. The 28-year-old, who has picked 93 international wickets,
played her last ODI match against Pakistan women’s team in November last year.

Jahanara Alam’s issues with BCB

The senior pacer of the Bangladesh women’s team, who missed her spot in the Bangladesh squad for the ICC Commonwealth Games Qualifier 2022, was named in the marquee event, scheduled to take place two months later.

Jahanara Alam
Jahanara Alam. Credits: Twitter

According to a report by Cricbuzz, Jahanara was excluded from the squad on disciplinary grounds as she wrote a letter to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), where she accused women’s team selector Manjurul Islam of mismanagement and being biased.

“Yes, we have received a letter from her (Jahanara) and will look into it and we will take required steps after taking everything into consideration,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted by Cricbuzz on January 11.

When a cricketer of Jahanara’s stature tells us anything naturally it will be taken seriously and we will try to find out the truth about her observation,” Nizamuddin added.

The Bangladesh women’s team have started their preparatory camp on Saturday (January 29) at the BCB National Cricket Academy.

Our team spirit and confidence is at a high level: Nigar Sultana

Bangladesh along with Pakistan and West Indies qualified for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 based on their rankings after the qualifiers tournament was called off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This will be the maiden appearance for Bangladesh women’s team in a World Cup event after they failed to qualify in the previous editions.

Nigar Sultana, who will be leading the team in the marquee event, said the confidence of the team is high to play in a big tournament like the World Cup.

We’re playing the 50-over world cup for the first time, so I am excited. Besides that, each and every player is hopeful of doing well,” Sultana was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

Nigar Sulatana
Nigar Sulatana. Credits: Twitter

“If you look closely at the team we’ve put out, you will see that our team has many young talents alongside experienced players who have been performing well over the years.

“This squad have been playing together for two years. Our team spirit and confidence is at a high level,” she added.

The ICC Women’s World Cup is scheduled to begin on  March 4 as hosts New Zealand take on West Indies in the opening game at the Bay Oval. Bangladesh women’s team will play their first game against South Africa on March 5.

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