March 25, 2003

England to play two Tests and three ODIs in Bangladesh

Media Release

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the itinerary for England's first tour of Bangladesh later this year.

England will play two Tests and three One-Day Internationals against their hosts before flying to Sri Lanka in mid-November for a Test and One-Day Series. Details of the Sri Lanka tour will be announced in due course.

England to Bangladesh 2003

Wed 8 Oct Arrive Dhaka

9-11 Oct Practice and preparation

12-14 Oct 3-day v BCB President XI

Wed 15 Oct Rest/preparation

Thu 16 - Sat 18 Oct 3-day v Bang. 'A'

Sun 19 - Mon 20 Oct Practice and preparation

Tue 21 - Sat 25 Oct 1st Test at Dhaka

Sun 26 Oct Flight to Chittagong

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Oct Practice and preparation

Wed 29 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2nd Test at Chittagong

Mon 3 - Tue 4 Nov Rest/preparation

Wed 5 Nov 1-day warm-up in Chittagong vs BCB Development Squad

Thu 6 Practice and preparation

Fri 7 Nov 1st ODI at Chittagong

Sat 8 Nov Flight to Dhaka

Sun 9 Nov Practice and preparation

Mon 10 Nov 2nd ODI Dhaka (day/night)

Tue 11 Nov Rest/preparation

Wed 12 Nov 3rd ODI Dhaka (day/night)

Thu 13 Nov Fly to Colombo