Bangladesh news May 24, 2012

Bangladesh want T20s instead of ODIs in Ireland

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Bangladesh have requested Ireland to host them for a Twenty20 series in July, instead of an ODI series as was planned earlier. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has made its proposal to Cricket Ireland in order to help its national team prepare for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.

Ireland had planned to host Bangladesh in July for three ODIs. Bangladesh were then to go to Scotland to play two more ODIs against Scotland and Netherlands. Cricket Ireland also wanted to include a four-day game against Bangladesh, but could not find the funding for the same.

"The Board has requested Cricket Ireland to rearrange the fixture for Bangladesh's Tour of UK in July. The BCB has proposed playing five T20 internationals instead of five ODIs keeping in mind preparation for the ICC World T20 event in Sri Lanka in September," a BCB board release stated.

Ireland, last month, had submitted a proposal to the ICC, seeking to play 12 to 15 ODIs a year to recognise their rising standards.

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  • POSTED BY Showkatuddin on | May 27, 2012, 20:34 GMT

    When people are going to compare Bangladesh with non-test playing countries like Ireland, its shame upon them. Rather, they should think how could India improve themselves comparing to SA, AUS and England. Truth is, India can't play cricket in tough condition such as in SA or England. Instead of pocking others, they should oil their own machine.

  • POSTED BY the_unforgettable on | May 26, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    Why not India give up their test status for Ireland?? Their supporters seem to have a soft corner for Ireland and Ireland can perform 1000 times better than India in the overseas, guaranteed!

  • POSTED BY bdsmaruf on | May 26, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    it is a very bad idea to play t20 in stead of odi. it shouldn't be.

  • POSTED BY Fazle_Rabbee on | May 26, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    This is really a one man show. The BCB President. Why this man is leading BCB?? Please change this man and Bring a person who was Ex Cricketer like Athar Ali Khan or Rakibul Hasan. Players of Bangladsh should take initiatives to play more Tests and ODIs. Stop playing T20s at an alarming rate. It is now the time to show those Bangladesh haters that we are the new strength of World Cricket.

  • POSTED BY Htc-Android on | May 25, 2012, 16:22 GMT

    bangladesh should play odis instead of t20 if they want to win matches. because ireland has big hitters, very good fast bowlers, and brilliant fielders.they are certainly a better t20 team than bangladesh. bangladhesh pathetic fast bowlers and pathetic fielders. all the batsmans are slow scorers except shakib and tamim.

  • POSTED BY Extraz on | May 25, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    Agreed with Lord_Dravid..he's saying the right thing BD have played 73 tests and have lost 63 of them,35 were by an inning,only won 3 tests which were also against low ranked sides.BD should give up their test status to Ireland which is looking more promising it'll be good for both of them!

  • POSTED BY the_unforgettable on | May 25, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    Well, its not about giving more importance to t20s than ODIs and tests, its just about the preparation for the t20WC, even NZ requested BCB to strip off the tests and to play 5 ODIS instead in their tour in Bangladesh in 2010 for the preparation of WC 2011.

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | May 25, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    @asiacricket1234 - He has said the right thing. BD does not deserve Test status. Their board doesn't even care to organize a series outside the sub-continent. If at all it does, it will be in Zimbabwe or Ireland. Look at the Irish Board.. It is fighting hard to make sure its team gets to play more and more matches in different continents. Moreover Ireland has better batsmen and bowlers than BD (technique-wise).

  • POSTED BY justanotherfan13 on | May 25, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    @ Lord_dravid: Bangladesh will keep playing tests like the way India will play tests in overseas after their 8 consecutive loss.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | May 25, 2012, 9:42 GMT

    @Al Dave:The countries with bigger fan base always earn more because of sponsor money. SLC often struggle to pay their players while in Bangladesh the player get a pay rise and bonus every year. Now if u consider performance SL is wayy ahead of them but when it comes to earning BCB is ahead of atleast 4other cricket board. In last 4year BCB made a profit from every single cricket series they organised. We dont need to depend on ICC for money and there is no way ICC could ignore a country that has a fan base of 160million :)

  • POSTED BY Showkatuddin on | May 27, 2012, 20:34 GMT

    When people are going to compare Bangladesh with non-test playing countries like Ireland, its shame upon them. Rather, they should think how could India improve themselves comparing to SA, AUS and England. Truth is, India can't play cricket in tough condition such as in SA or England. Instead of pocking others, they should oil their own machine.

  • POSTED BY the_unforgettable on | May 26, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    Why not India give up their test status for Ireland?? Their supporters seem to have a soft corner for Ireland and Ireland can perform 1000 times better than India in the overseas, guaranteed!

  • POSTED BY bdsmaruf on | May 26, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    it is a very bad idea to play t20 in stead of odi. it shouldn't be.

  • POSTED BY Fazle_Rabbee on | May 26, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    This is really a one man show. The BCB President. Why this man is leading BCB?? Please change this man and Bring a person who was Ex Cricketer like Athar Ali Khan or Rakibul Hasan. Players of Bangladsh should take initiatives to play more Tests and ODIs. Stop playing T20s at an alarming rate. It is now the time to show those Bangladesh haters that we are the new strength of World Cricket.

  • POSTED BY Htc-Android on | May 25, 2012, 16:22 GMT

    bangladesh should play odis instead of t20 if they want to win matches. because ireland has big hitters, very good fast bowlers, and brilliant fielders.they are certainly a better t20 team than bangladesh. bangladhesh pathetic fast bowlers and pathetic fielders. all the batsmans are slow scorers except shakib and tamim.

  • POSTED BY Extraz on | May 25, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    Agreed with Lord_Dravid..he's saying the right thing BD have played 73 tests and have lost 63 of them,35 were by an inning,only won 3 tests which were also against low ranked sides.BD should give up their test status to Ireland which is looking more promising it'll be good for both of them!

  • POSTED BY the_unforgettable on | May 25, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    Well, its not about giving more importance to t20s than ODIs and tests, its just about the preparation for the t20WC, even NZ requested BCB to strip off the tests and to play 5 ODIS instead in their tour in Bangladesh in 2010 for the preparation of WC 2011.

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | May 25, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    @asiacricket1234 - He has said the right thing. BD does not deserve Test status. Their board doesn't even care to organize a series outside the sub-continent. If at all it does, it will be in Zimbabwe or Ireland. Look at the Irish Board.. It is fighting hard to make sure its team gets to play more and more matches in different continents. Moreover Ireland has better batsmen and bowlers than BD (technique-wise).

  • POSTED BY justanotherfan13 on | May 25, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    @ Lord_dravid: Bangladesh will keep playing tests like the way India will play tests in overseas after their 8 consecutive loss.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | May 25, 2012, 9:42 GMT

    @Al Dave:The countries with bigger fan base always earn more because of sponsor money. SLC often struggle to pay their players while in Bangladesh the player get a pay rise and bonus every year. Now if u consider performance SL is wayy ahead of them but when it comes to earning BCB is ahead of atleast 4other cricket board. In last 4year BCB made a profit from every single cricket series they organised. We dont need to depend on ICC for money and there is no way ICC could ignore a country that has a fan base of 160million :)

  • POSTED BY on | May 25, 2012, 2:05 GMT

    @asiacricket1234, sources please? Based on published report ICC generated $1.6 Billion dollar from World cup from sponsors which is being distributed to the members. So the chunk of money is good. I think you assumption is not right.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | May 25, 2012, 1:26 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain - bear in mind that Bangladesh have played so few T20s, they don't even have a ranking! @Abaa "...No point comparing this with the first "X" no.of years performance of other nations..." IMO that is entirely INCORRETC. Do you think cricketers grow on trees & can be harvested every year? Obviously the answer should be NO! Therefor Bangladesh in 12 yrs, the average generation for a sportsperson, have tracked from a bunch of amateurs to a side with some talented players who COULD be selected in almost any Test side. Even if say NZ played 3 tests a year through the 50s, it is highly unlikely they would of been much more competitive after 10 years. @Lord_Dravid - just annoyed that the Bangas own your boys in ODIs hey?????

  • POSTED BY johnathonjosephs on | May 25, 2012, 0:21 GMT

    Not a good move. The worst thing Bangladesh needs is other countries calling them only dangerous in shorter game formats. They need to work on their Test Cricket in order to get better at ODI cricket. Work on ODI cricket to get better at T20 cricket. Thus, the foundation of it all lies with Tests not T20s. T20 is all fun, Tests are all work. Remember no pain no gain

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | May 25, 2012, 0:00 GMT

    Lord Dravid. YOu have made this comment almost in every single news about Bangladesh. Bangladesh doesnt need ICC's money to fund themselve. Bangladesh earns more than WICB, NZC, Zimbabwe etc. Get your fact right.

  • POSTED BY Lord_Dravid on | May 24, 2012, 23:11 GMT

    Bangladesh cricket resembles classic comedy.. they're preparing for T20 WC its obvious they wont win..besides the conditions in ireland are different to sri lanka where the tournament will take place..poor ireland cant even fund a 4 day game..i guess all the ICC's money is being wasted on bangladesh. I hope at this encounter this july bangladesh discuss giving up its 'test' status to ireland who look more promising.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2012, 22:38 GMT

    Make 5 odi and 3 t20 how about that

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2012, 21:56 GMT

    prepare for WC?? , do they think they gonna win it. lol

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2012, 20:23 GMT

    why not just play 2 T20s and an ODI? It'd work out for both teams

  • POSTED BY Nadeem1976 on | May 24, 2012, 19:44 GMT

    Before WC one should always play more T2020s and practice so that every player is ready before the big event. Nothing wrong in playing T2020 instead of ODI's.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    Good decision by BCB. Lets hope Cricket Ireland agrees to host Bangladesh Cricket team for T-20 instead of ODI.

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | May 24, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    That's because, they know, they don't stand a chance against Ireland in ODIs.

  • POSTED BY Abaa on | May 24, 2012, 17:40 GMT

    Ireland playing to their full potential should definitely prove to me more than a match for Bangladesh ... In such little time and with such limited opportunities, they have already achieved so much! Imagine if they had got test status back in 2000 instead of the team that has played 70+ tests for 60+ defeats :-O No team has such a terrible record in its first 70 odd test matches. This is a fact. No point comparing this with the first "X" no.of years performance of other nations because it is impractical due to the no.of test matches played in the past in a certain no.of years!

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | May 24, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    Bangladesh need to play more ODI. They have done well in Asia Cup and after that they havent played any ODI yet and they are not gonna play any before october. This was a good opportunity for them to play some ODI.

  • POSTED BY borhans on | May 24, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    Where all the money that ICC earn goes .Ireland can't fund a 4 day match against BD ,so how will they get better in this format

  • POSTED BY Breaking_Point on | May 24, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    T20 or ODI we want our national side in Action.... C'mon make it quick!we r starving!

  • POSTED BY nathangonmad on | May 24, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    Makes sense, both teams will want practise for the T20 world cup.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2012, 15:50 GMT

    wow that will be a great preparation for t20 world cup

  • POSTED BY joynal693 on | May 24, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    Good move by BCB to be more realistic & optimistic towards the future. Why not 7 or 8 T20s instead of 5 ODIs? But is should have been in the subcontinental spin friendly field by inviting IRELAND.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    Disappointed and surprised to here this by Bangladesh, putting T20 Cricket ahead of the more important ODIs very unhappy I mean in ODIs you have a total of 50 overs in which all your players can participate in but in 20 overs you are limited. If Bangladesh put T20 ahead of ODIs and Tests then they will not progress one bit and then if they do lose their status in both ODIs and Tests, then they deserve it even though I don't want that to happen. To be quite honest, I'm not a big fan of T20 Cricket, to me its all about luck and risks and hope Ireland does not accept this request from Bangladesh and instead play ODIs.

  • POSTED BY aRahmanS29 on | May 24, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    Yeah, that would be better preparation for WC T20 :D

  • POSTED BY the_unforgettable on | May 24, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    Good idea, but we have to make sure that the boys are well prepared since t20 is a game of uncertainty and losing to Ireland will be too disappointing!!

  • POSTED BY bighit14 on | May 24, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    This is not good. Too much of T20 is actually spoiling cricketing talent. It is better to have atleast 3 ODIs and play remaining 2 as T20I so as to practice ahead of T20WC. Associates have to concentrate equally on the ODI as well as Test/First Class formats in order to raise their level of game instead of just playing T20s which will never get them anywhere

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  • POSTED BY bighit14 on | May 24, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    This is not good. Too much of T20 is actually spoiling cricketing talent. It is better to have atleast 3 ODIs and play remaining 2 as T20I so as to practice ahead of T20WC. Associates have to concentrate equally on the ODI as well as Test/First Class formats in order to raise their level of game instead of just playing T20s which will never get them anywhere

  • POSTED BY the_unforgettable on | May 24, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    Good idea, but we have to make sure that the boys are well prepared since t20 is a game of uncertainty and losing to Ireland will be too disappointing!!

  • POSTED BY aRahmanS29 on | May 24, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    Yeah, that would be better preparation for WC T20 :D

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    Disappointed and surprised to here this by Bangladesh, putting T20 Cricket ahead of the more important ODIs very unhappy I mean in ODIs you have a total of 50 overs in which all your players can participate in but in 20 overs you are limited. If Bangladesh put T20 ahead of ODIs and Tests then they will not progress one bit and then if they do lose their status in both ODIs and Tests, then they deserve it even though I don't want that to happen. To be quite honest, I'm not a big fan of T20 Cricket, to me its all about luck and risks and hope Ireland does not accept this request from Bangladesh and instead play ODIs.

  • POSTED BY joynal693 on | May 24, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    Good move by BCB to be more realistic & optimistic towards the future. Why not 7 or 8 T20s instead of 5 ODIs? But is should have been in the subcontinental spin friendly field by inviting IRELAND.

  • POSTED BY on | May 24, 2012, 15:50 GMT

    wow that will be a great preparation for t20 world cup

  • POSTED BY nathangonmad on | May 24, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    Makes sense, both teams will want practise for the T20 world cup.

  • POSTED BY Breaking_Point on | May 24, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    T20 or ODI we want our national side in Action.... C'mon make it quick!we r starving!

  • POSTED BY borhans on | May 24, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    Where all the money that ICC earn goes .Ireland can't fund a 4 day match against BD ,so how will they get better in this format

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | May 24, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    Bangladesh need to play more ODI. They have done well in Asia Cup and after that they havent played any ODI yet and they are not gonna play any before october. This was a good opportunity for them to play some ODI.