Engagements Increased for Bangladesh in first FTP

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The ICC on Tuesday announced the first women’s Future Tours Programme (FTP). According to that, Bangladesh girls will start their third edition of the ICC Women’s Championship in this year’s December. The Tigresses will be touring New Zealand to play three ODIs and some T20s.

In the previous cycle, Bangladesh played just 11 international matches. However, this year, it will be almost doubled. Bangladesh will play 24 international matches in the newly proposed three-year cycle. It has already started from this year’s May. It will complete during the end of 2025’s ODI World Cup. Moreover, the Tigresses will have to play 26 T20Is in the new cycle.

For the first time, both Bangladesh and Ireland will be participating in the ICC Women’s Championship. Altogether 10 teams will participate. Among them, teams will qualify for the 2025 Women’s ODI Cricket World Cup. India will host the World Cup.

Each team will play at least eight bilateral series. Four of those will be at home. The rest 4 will be away series. However, each bilateral series will have three matches. All these will be a part of the 2022-25 ICC Women’s Championships.

Tight Schedule for Bangladesh Women

After touring New Zealand, Bangladesh will fly away to to Sri Lanka. It will be in next year’s January. The Tigresses will then invite India, in June-July. Pakistan will be visiting the country in October-November. Following that, they to tour South Africa in December.

Bangladesh, in 2024 will play two series. However, both will be played at their home grounds. The first one will be against Australia in March-April. Furthermore, they will face Ireland in December. The Tigresses’ championship cycle will end in January 2025 after they tour West Indies.

For Bangladesh, all the three-match ODI series in each of the aforementioned engagements, as part of the ICC Women’s Championship, are accompanied by corresponding T20 series. The Tigresses will play three T20s in each of these series. However, Bangladesh will play a 5 match T-20I series against Ireland in 2024.

Meanwhile, in the latest cycle, Bangladesh will play a total of 301 international matches. It includes, seven Test matches, 135 ODIs and 159 T20Is.

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