BCB Announces Schedules for India Women’s Tour of Bangladesh 2024

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The Indian Women’s cricket team will be traveling to Bangladesh to play in a T20I series which is set to begin on April 28.

India Women’s Tour of Bangladesh 2024

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced the schedule for the T20I series against India on the home tour. The Indian team is expected to travel to Bangladesh and reach Sylhet Stadium on April 23 and will get a few days for the preparations for the T20I series.

The five-match tour will help India in getting used to the Bangladesh pitches which are set to host the Asian Cup matches in July. The Asia Cup is expected to be bigger as a total of eight teams will be participating in the tournament.

The President of the Asian Cricket Council Jay Shah has already mentioned that the tournament will add to the competitiveness and growth of women’s cricket in the region.

“The Women’s T20I Asia Cup 2024 underscores the ACC’s commitment to promoting women’s cricket in the region,” said Jay Shah in a statement.

“We are excited to see the increased participation and competitiveness among the teams, reflecting the growing popularity and importance of women’s cricket.”

“This expansion, from six teams in 2018 to seven in 2022, and now eight, is a testament to our commitment to the women’s game and the burgeoning talent pool in Asian cricket. We anticipate an exciting tournament that will inspire both players and fans.”

“The Women’s T20I Asia Cup has become a significant event in the ACC calendar, providing a platform for women cricketers to showcase their skills and passion for the sport.”

“The ACC remains steadfast in its efforts to advance women’s cricket and create more opportunities for women to excel internationally,” he added.

India last toured Bangladesh in July 2023, where they played three match T20Is and ODIs. While India won the T20I series, Bangladesh won the ODI series thus both sides ended up sharing the series.

During the third ODI, Harmanpreet Kaur was suspended for two matches due to her actions against Umpire’s decision.

India and Bangladesh will be playing their first T20I match on April 28 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.