Bangladesh to play extra T20 in Netherlands
Bangladesh will play an extra Twenty20 game during the Netherlands leg of their European tour, taking on the home side on Thursday. They were initially scheduled to play only one T20 against Scotland on Tuesday, and another against Netherlands at The Hague on Wednesday.
Bangladesh are currently ranked No. 4 in the ICC's Twenty20 rankings, after blanking Ireland 3-0 last week. To qualify for a position, the rankings require that teams play a minimum of eight T20 matches since August 1st, at least two years ago. Bangladesh would have lost their place in the rankings next month as, by the original schedule, they would have played only seven T20s in the qualifying period. The additional match will help them fulfill the qualification requirements.