- Shamser Khalid
Bangladesh Team Relaxes in Hatfield Heath
The Bangladesh cricket team has chosen to escape the hustle and bustle of city life while on tour in the UK. The team is currently residing in Hatfield Heath, a small and peaceful village in Essex County. The team has been practicing at The Lays, a quiet setting in a private school with indoor facilities, center wickets, and side nets.
Despite being instructed to refrain from taking photos or videos of the team hotel or practice facilities, some snapshots have been allowed near the nets. The team has been enjoying the serene setting, with Liton Das taking in the beautiful cherry blossoms and Mustafizur Rahman on his way to join the Tigers.
Previous Report on the Team
Before this latest sighting of the team, it was reported that the team landed in England on Monday, and they were all set to take part in a three-match ODI series as part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. The matches were scheduled to be held at the County cricket ground in Chelmsford, with the first game taking place on May 9.
The players utilized their day off to rest and recover from their long journey, and they were now ready to hit the ground running as they began their training in Cambridge. The Bangladesh Cricket Board senior media and communication manager Rabeed Imam confirmed that all the players had arrived safely in England and were looking forward to the upcoming matches.
Other Details on Bangladesh's Upcoming Matches
Nic Pothas, who has recently been appointed as an assistant coach, joined the team on Wednesday, kickstarting his tenure in England. The team is set to play a warm-up match against Ireland Wolves at Fenner's before moving on to practice sessions at Fenners and Chelmsford on May 7 and 8 respectively.
However, there is some uncertainty over whether the upcoming three-match ODI series against Ireland will be televised in Bangladesh, as Cricket Ireland has not yet been able to confirm this. The first match of the series is scheduled to take place on May 9 at Chelmsford.
Aside from this, The three Men's One Day International (ODI) matches between Ireland and Bangladesh is scheduled to take place at the Cloud County Ground. This series would also set the tone for a busy summer for Ireland, which included a first-class Tourist match against Essex at Chelmsford from 26-28 May before their Test match with England.
Hopes for Bangladesh
Bangladesh had already qualified for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, but Ireland had an opportunity to qualify automatically for the global tournament. The ODI series was an important one for both teams, and they were sure to put up a fierce competition on the field.
Anticipation is high among cricket fans in Bangladesh, who are eagerly looking forward to the start of the series. They have high hopes for their team to come out victorious against Ireland. The Bangladeshi squad includes a number of talented players such as Tamim Iqbal, and the fans are confident that the team will put on a strong performance in the upcoming matches.
For now, the Bangladesh cricket team seems to be enjoying the peaceful setting of Hatfield Heath, away from the usual hustle and bustle of city life.