World news – The Bangladesh women’s team is to be given test status

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Published: 18:57, 02 April 2021

| Updated: 12:01 AM, Apr 03,2021

According to a decision by the International Cricket Council on Thursday, women cricketers in Bangladesh are overjoyed that the country will achieve test status in women’s cricket.

During a meeting of the ICC board and committee which was practically carried out on Thursday, the cricket governing body decided to give all women’s teams in its full member states testing status.

Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, the Netherlands and Ireland are the 10 women’s teams that currently have test status.

Now the remaining three ICC full members Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe are to receive test status in women’s cricket.

« In the ICC board meeting yesterday [Thursday] took place, it was decided that all women’s teams in the full member countries would be granted test and ODI status, « said Towhid Mahmood, manager of the BCB women’s wing, on Friday Media.

Salma Khatun, the women’s team captain and pioneer in women’s cricket in Bangladesh, is thrilled to be part of the Test Brotherhood.

“We are very excited to be part of the Test family. We hope this paves the way for us from here, ”said the all-rounder in a video message sent by the BCB.

Nigar Sultana, the women’s team’s batsman, believes that reaching test status has the same effects on that The country’s women’s cricket will have as much as it does on the men’s team.

‘We are thrilled to be part of the prestigious legacy of Test Cricket. This recognition is sure to take women’s cricket to new heights in Bangladesh. “

The Bangladesh women’s team previously had one-day international status and only participated in white ball competitions.

 » Currently we have ODI status. In cricket for women, ODI status is usually for awarded a four-year term and reassessed every four years.  » As far as we know, our ODI status will be permanent from now on, « added Towhid.

Towhid also made it clear that the test status has not yet been officially handed over, but hopes that the formalities will be dealt with soon.

“We still have to get the full guideline from the ICC. We still have to get to know the whole process and the criteria. It was basically agreed that all full member countries would receive the test status. We will receive the full guidelines in due course. “

In the meantime, Minister of Youth and Sports, Zahid Ahsan Russell, congratulated the women’s team on the milestone.

 » It is an incredible achievement for us. The success of the cricketer in Mujib year is unique Set example of empowering Bengali women before the world, « the minister was quoted as saying in a press release.

Her greatest achievement came during the ACC Asia Cup 2018 when they defeated India in the final to win the trophy.

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