Bangladesh to host Under-19 Women’s World Cup in December

Bangladesh Team. ©BCB

The inaugural under-19 Women’s World Cup will be hosted by Bangladesh in December, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Thursday (January 7). It was pushed back from its original date, which was January 2021.

“Due to the corona pandemic, we could not host the ICC Under-19 women’s World Cup earlier but now we are going to host by the end of December,” said Nadel Chowdhury, chairman of BCB’s women’s wing.

The ICC had, “as part of a broader plan to grow and develop the women’s game”, had announced the competition to start in 2021 with a view to it being held once in every two years.

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Nadel also said that there are plans to hold an U-17 tournament across divisional regions to create a pool of players.

“We are planning to introduce women’s age-level tournament as part of talent hunt program,” said Nadel. “We have started preparing divisional U-17 women’s team and their selection is done by the divisional coaches.”

“We have programs for them to make sure they are prepared to represent our country at the highest level,” he concluded.