Published: August 21, 2009
Zimbabwe cricket team is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on October 23 to play five one-day internationals against Tigers.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has prepared the draft itinerary of Zimbabwe tour to Bangladesh, which is expected to get the approval in the board of directors meeting today.
During the 19-day trip, Zimbabwe will play a one-day warm-up game on October 25 and a four-dayer against Bangladesh A on November 7-10 at Mirpur besides five ODIs.
The first three one-day internationals will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on October 27, 29 and 31 while the remaining two games will be held on November 3 and 5 at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium.
The Tigers then will play a tri-nation series involving India and Sri Lanka at home that will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur from January 4 to January 13 next year.
The tri-nation tournament will be followed by a two-match Test series against India. The first Test is scheduled for January 17 to January 21 at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium while the second Test will be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur from January 24 to January 28.
Bangladesh’s next away series is in New Zealand in February 10 to 19 where the Tigers will play one Test and three one-day internationals besides a T20 game but the schedule is yet to be confirmed.
England will tour to Bangladesh to play three one-day warm-up matches against BCB XI, three ODIs, one 3-day warm-up match against Bangladesh A and two Tests from February 17 to March 25.
After the series Bangladesh will fly for West Indies to play the ICC World T20 in April-May. Bangladesh has been pitted in a group with Australia and Pakistan.
In 2010, Bangladesh cricket team will also visit England to play one one-day warm-up game, two three-dayers, one four-day, three ODIs and two Tests from May 6 to June 17.