West Indies, on Tuesday, confirmed they will tour Bangladesh next month for a short series. The Caribbean outfit will play three One-Day Internationals and two Tests during their tour of Bangladesh. The tour will be a shortened one from what was originally scheduled, as there will be one less Test and no T20I series.
Cricket West Indies gave the green light to the tour after their inspection team gave their report to the board of directors following their short trip earlier this month. A two-member inspection team from Cricket West Indies had recently visited Bangladesh and expressed satisfaction over the COVID-19 and security protocols set by Bangladesh Cricket Board for the series.
West Indies will arrive in Dhaka on January 10. As expected, their sojourn in Bangladesh will start with a in-room quarantine for the first three days before they will be permitted to have four days of training among themselves. Following that, the visitors will play a warm-up one-day game at the BKSP in Savar.
The ODIs will be played on January 20, 22 and 25. After the conclusion of the ODIs, West Indies will play a four-day warm-up game before the Test series gets underway on February 3 before the teams move to Dhaka for the final Test from February 11.
The upcoming series will be Bangladesh’s first international series since the pandemic halted action around the world. Bangladesh are one of the worst hit cricket teams in the world and have already had bilateral series against Pakistan, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and Sri Lanka postponed indefinitely.
On the other hand, West Indies resumed action in July with a tour of England for a Test series before recently touring New Zealand for T20Is and Tests.