England cricket team to tour Bangladesh in March

December 27, 2022 GMT

LONDON (AP) — England’s rearranged tour of Bangladesh will go ahead in March 2023 with three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 games.

The matches were originally due to be played in September and October 2021, but were postponed because of pressures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is exciting that the England men’s white-ball squad will return to Bangladesh,” England and Wales Cricket Board interim chief executive Clare Connor said Tuesday. “The atmosphere generated in Dhaka and Chattogram for this eagerly anticipated tour will be fantastic.

“There is a great passion for cricket across Bangladesh, and we expect a tough challenge against a side who have an excellent record in home conditions.”

The tour will start with the first ODI on March 1 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka with the second at the same venue two days later.

The third match of that series will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on March 6.

Chattogram will then stage the first T20 fixture on March 9 with two further games back in Dhaka on March 12 and 14.

Jos Buttler’s side will travel as world champions in both of these formats of the game. It will be their first visit to Bangladesh since 2016, when England won an ODI series 2-1.

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