Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official has confirmed on Thursday that they are planning to go to Oman early, for the preparation of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 scheduled to begin from October 17. Although the recent developments are still in the early stages, the BCB and Oman Cricket Board would soon come to a final decision taking all the combinations and permutations into account.
Bangladesh have not been directly qualified for T20 World Cup and, it is not clear whether the Oman board would give in to the request of BCB, but the latter is optimistic about a preparation camp before the global event.
BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan spoke to Cricbuzz and confirmed the decision of BCB discussing with its counterpart. ''Yes we are in talks with Oman Cricket Board to see whether we can travel there earlier and do a week-long preparation camp ahead of the ICC World T20,'' said Akram. ''Nothing is finalized yet but, we are expecting positive feedback from them,'' he said.
Eight teams to compete for two spots in the Qualifiers of the T20 World Cup
Apart from Bangladesh, seven teams will battle it to be in the Super 12 of the T20 World Cup 2021. Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea are the remaining teams. Only two of them will qualify and play the main matches of the T20 World Cup set to be held in the UAE.
Earlier in the day, the BCB have confirmed a limited-overs series against New Zealand set to held in September. This is the first time the Blackcaps will visit Bangladesh after 2003.