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Ireland will play 1st test in four years on Bangladesh tour

By :Sports Reporter
Published : Jan 23, 2023 11:10:00 PM | Sports

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the squad for Ireland’s tour in March-April 2023 which includes three ODIs, three T20 internationals and one Test match.

This will be Ireland’s first full tour to Bangladesh. The European team visited in 2008 when the side played a three-match ODI series against the hosts in Dhaka.

The lone Test will mark Ireland’s return to the longer format after three and a half years. It will also be the first meeting in a Test of the two teams.

The tour will begin in Sylhet with the ODI series followed by the Twenty20 internationals in Chattogram. The only Test will be in Dhaka.

BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said: “Ireland’s visit to Bangladesh is another exciting event in our home after the series’ against India and England.”

 “The BCB and Cricket Ireland have cordial and strong relationship and the two boards have worked very closely to arrange this bilateral tour despite the challenges of a busy international calendar,” he added.

Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said, “We are delighted to confirm Ireland Men’s seven-match, multi-format tour of Bangladesh - and thank the BCB for their cooperation and support in agreeing this month-long tour. Since the two sides first met in 1997, there has been a great on-field rivalry formed and we look forward to what looks set to be another competitive series.”