Bangladesh has got two very important tournaments ahead, one being the Asia Cup and the other being the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers. With both formats set to be played in the Twenty20 format, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to hold the 12th edition of the National Women’s Cricket League that’ll be played from 18th to 27th of August in the Twenty20 format.
There’ll be 8 divisional teams taking part in the tournament and all of its matches are set to be played at the Sylhet international cricket stadium and the Sylhet outer ground. There’ll be a couple of games played at both venues in a day, Sylhet and Chittagong divisions will play the opener at 9 AM on the 18th of August and so will Dhaka and Rajshahi at the other, Sylhet outer ground. The doubleheader will get underway at 2 PM and the seven rounds of the 8 divisions will end on August 27. All of the 8 divisional teams have got 14 players each and 3 additional members which including a coach and a manager to take care of players.
Bangladesh women’s team is set to travel to Abu Dhabi in August to take part in the T20 World Cup qualifiers that’ll be held from 18th to 25th of September in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alongside, the United States of America (USA), Scotland and Ireland. The Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in Sylhet in October this year and will return after 4 long years. It last was played in 2018 which saw Bangladesh defeat six-times champions India by 3 wickets off the last ball to win their maiden title. In 2020 Asia Cup was scheduled to take place in Bangladesh but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was postponed.
Bangladesh women’s team last featured during the ICC Women’s World Cup that was played early this year in New Zealand. The side managed a win in the tournament and it was against Pakistan by 9 runs, it in any sense doesn’t mean the team performed poorly, but just couldn’t manage to come out of crunch situations as they fell just short of the required for a win against many top oppositions. Just before the World Cup, Bangladesh played against Sri Lanka in the final of the qualification for the Commonwealth Games but couldn’t qualify as the team again fell a few short. Later this year they are also set to tour New Zealand for a 3-match ODI series.