Bangladesh in Ireland 2012 June 2, 2012

Bangladesh to play T20 series in Ireland

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Ireland will host Bangladesh for three Twenty20 internationals in July, Cricket Ireland has confirmed. The teams had initially planned on playing an ODI series in Ireland but the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) requested a Twenty20 series instead, in order to prepare for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later in the year. The nine-day tour of Ireland will also include a practice game.

"It's great news that we're taking on Bangladesh and the games will give us valuable preparation as we build towards the World Cup in Sri Lanka," Ireland coach Phil Simmons said. "We played an exciting brand of cricket in winning the recent qualifying tournament in Dubai and we're now eighth in the world rankings in this format of the game."

"We are delighted to be able to bring more top quality cricket to Ireland. Hosting matches against the Full-Member countries is exactly what we are striving for and this summer proves we are on the right track with matches against Australia, South Africa A, Afghanistan and now Bangladesh," Warren Deutrom, Cricket Ireland's CEO, said. "I would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the ICC High Performance Programme and to ICC Europe for their financial support in helping make these matches come to fruition.

"In addition, this is the first time ever we are playing T20I matches at home against a Test nation, and we fully intend to play the games at a time and a price to suit the post-work and weekend crowd."

The teams have faced each other just once in a T20I, at Trent Bridge in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20. All three matches this series will be held in Stormont, on July 18, 20 and 21. The warm-up game against an Ireland XI will be held on July 16.

Ireland, in April, 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 on | June 5, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    thanks Andrew , its so true that u have said, 100% agreed abt ur comments,BD is doing very good jobs now in days as irish team is doing good

  • POSTED BY on | June 5, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    This is a good series for both teams considering the fact they'll be playing at the World T20 Championship. They should have also included a 3 ODI Series so both teams prepared and getting plenty of Cricket. Its good to see Bangladesh is keeping their promise and arranging games with Associates and this is what Cricket needs in order to compete with other team Sports. A team like India who have all that revenue and power should be ashamed of themselves for not developing and spreading the game with the Associates as I feel they would've done a better job in improving the game of the Associates but its doesn't really matter anyway because other full member teams like Pakistan, England and South Africa are helping countries within their regions which is good to see and important for the game in general. Bangladesh will certainly progress this time around in the group stages of this years tournament considering they're playing New Zealand who are poor on Asian pitches and are weak now.

  • POSTED BY FazleAbed on | June 5, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    Bangladesh should play more with the associate countries. It is essential. I am a Bangladeshi but i believe there should be two leagues in cricket in all the format. A league 1.England 2. Australia 3. South Africa 4. India 5. Srilanka 6. Pakistan. B league 1. West Indies 2. New Zealand 3. Bangladesh 4. Zimbabwe 5. Ireland 6. Holland 7. Namibia 8. Afghanistan. They will play among them and for every two years top 2 teams of league B should be automatically promoted and bottom 2 side of league A should be drop to league B. or they can play playoffs to qualify. It can be 7 teams in each league. It will improve the avg of players like Shakib, and test the avg of RDT (67 in ODI). For Bangladesh if they qualify for top 6/7 then they will earn the rights to play in England and India away series. I believe it will better our cricket but knowing the fact that it will never happen, as there is big possibilities of loosing India in league A. I am sorry if i hurt anyone.

  • POSTED BY cricket2011 on | June 5, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    I am an Ireland fan from India. I want to see the matches in LIVE

  • POSTED BY aurthio on | June 4, 2012, 21:20 GMT

    i just want to see some T20 matches ireland vs india. Ireland wil win 3-0 if i am not wrong.

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 16:28 GMT

    hhahaha talking about test status what happned to world champions India Losing straight 8 -0 text matches in a row to england and Australia games , Thi sis a different Bd now so watch out

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    good job Bangla !! happy to c another full member helping associates out just like us lankans :D and best of luck to the irish :)

    A Lankan fan

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 13:26 GMT

    dont forget scores like 58 78 and 90 in Dhaka in 2011..ASia Cup was a success but u must carry on and i think better to prove it in the field but considering WORLD Cricket standard and players worrying too much abt 20-20 and money , World cricket standard is going down and teams like BD will do much better...No Akram,Inzi,Lara,Gilchrist,Warne,Murali,Tendulkar era present and not seeing happening in near future may be so...

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    I find it hard to believe that Ireland has not been given a test status yet.......

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    @AndrewFromOz....Yeah they're actually 'some' Indians who are jealous and for some 'sad' reason dislike Bangladesh and really can't take it because they know Bangladesh though still a weak team are certainly on the rise and have so match talent and potential. So yeah its just jealousy they just can't take the fact that out of the 10 full members on the circuit, Bangladesh as a whole are by far the youngest and most talented. Even with their billion plus population, finance and their obsession with Cricket, India still can't dominate the Cricketing World :)

  • POSTED BY on | June 5, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    thanks Andrew , its so true that u have said, 100% agreed abt ur comments,BD is doing very good jobs now in days as irish team is doing good

  • POSTED BY on | June 5, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    This is a good series for both teams considering the fact they'll be playing at the World T20 Championship. They should have also included a 3 ODI Series so both teams prepared and getting plenty of Cricket. Its good to see Bangladesh is keeping their promise and arranging games with Associates and this is what Cricket needs in order to compete with other team Sports. A team like India who have all that revenue and power should be ashamed of themselves for not developing and spreading the game with the Associates as I feel they would've done a better job in improving the game of the Associates but its doesn't really matter anyway because other full member teams like Pakistan, England and South Africa are helping countries within their regions which is good to see and important for the game in general. Bangladesh will certainly progress this time around in the group stages of this years tournament considering they're playing New Zealand who are poor on Asian pitches and are weak now.

  • POSTED BY FazleAbed on | June 5, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    Bangladesh should play more with the associate countries. It is essential. I am a Bangladeshi but i believe there should be two leagues in cricket in all the format. A league 1.England 2. Australia 3. South Africa 4. India 5. Srilanka 6. Pakistan. B league 1. West Indies 2. New Zealand 3. Bangladesh 4. Zimbabwe 5. Ireland 6. Holland 7. Namibia 8. Afghanistan. They will play among them and for every two years top 2 teams of league B should be automatically promoted and bottom 2 side of league A should be drop to league B. or they can play playoffs to qualify. It can be 7 teams in each league. It will improve the avg of players like Shakib, and test the avg of RDT (67 in ODI). For Bangladesh if they qualify for top 6/7 then they will earn the rights to play in England and India away series. I believe it will better our cricket but knowing the fact that it will never happen, as there is big possibilities of loosing India in league A. I am sorry if i hurt anyone.

  • POSTED BY cricket2011 on | June 5, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    I am an Ireland fan from India. I want to see the matches in LIVE

  • POSTED BY aurthio on | June 4, 2012, 21:20 GMT

    i just want to see some T20 matches ireland vs india. Ireland wil win 3-0 if i am not wrong.

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 16:28 GMT

    hhahaha talking about test status what happned to world champions India Losing straight 8 -0 text matches in a row to england and Australia games , Thi sis a different Bd now so watch out

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    good job Bangla !! happy to c another full member helping associates out just like us lankans :D and best of luck to the irish :)

    A Lankan fan

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 13:26 GMT

    dont forget scores like 58 78 and 90 in Dhaka in 2011..ASia Cup was a success but u must carry on and i think better to prove it in the field but considering WORLD Cricket standard and players worrying too much abt 20-20 and money , World cricket standard is going down and teams like BD will do much better...No Akram,Inzi,Lara,Gilchrist,Warne,Murali,Tendulkar era present and not seeing happening in near future may be so...

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    I find it hard to believe that Ireland has not been given a test status yet.......

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    @AndrewFromOz....Yeah they're actually 'some' Indians who are jealous and for some 'sad' reason dislike Bangladesh and really can't take it because they know Bangladesh though still a weak team are certainly on the rise and have so match talent and potential. So yeah its just jealousy they just can't take the fact that out of the 10 full members on the circuit, Bangladesh as a whole are by far the youngest and most talented. Even with their billion plus population, finance and their obsession with Cricket, India still can't dominate the Cricketing World :)

  • POSTED BY AndrewFromOz on | June 4, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    As an Australian and a fan of Irish cricket, I am a little shocked that so many comments so lack respect for Bangladesh - seemingly mostly from other Asian cricket fans. Like it or not, Bangladesh is a full ICC member and deserves respect. I for one am grateful that the Tigers have agreed to tour Ireland and will give the fighting Irish some handy T20 practice. Win or lose, the fighting Irish will give it 100%.

  • POSTED BY on | June 4, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    This will be an interesting series as Bangladesh's sustainability in overseas wicket will be tested. But I think this will be a 2-1 series and the result willl be in favor of Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY scandalboy on | June 4, 2012, 5:01 GMT

    @aasife_gong its only indian team which "lose series after series outside of their home" with 0-8 records its not Pak. Better look into the reality

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | June 4, 2012, 3:58 GMT

    I'm really agree with Lord_Dravid & legaleagle that BAN is no longer good then IRE......Rather NETHARLAND is better than BAN............I think BAN might loss to IND/PAK-under19 female team.......Doesn't matter last 1 year or so BAN beat all big teams excepts PAK..............Im totally agree>>>>>>>>>>

  • POSTED BY Desihungama on | June 4, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    Bangladesh get ready to be smacked by Ireland. It's a shame a team like Bangladesh has Test status and Ireland does not.

  • POSTED BY aasife_gong on | June 4, 2012, 3:04 GMT

    have to agree with legaleagle, Bangladesh is no better than India/Pak, who lose series after series outside of their home countries !!!

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | June 3, 2012, 21:46 GMT

    @wiseshah - Several times!? What do you mean by several times? Bangladesh have beaten India only thrice out of 24 matches and that is several for you?

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | June 3, 2012, 21:41 GMT

    Bangla have a 50-50 chance of winning just because its T20s. Had it been ODIs or 4-day, they would have got another whitewash by a 'substandard' team. LOL. Watch out for Paul Stirling. He is already better than so-called stars like Tamim Iqbal.

  • POSTED BY Masud_BITK on | June 3, 2012, 21:40 GMT

    It would not be a good preparation for Bangladesh. They should take a hard team first and then Ireland. If they win, it will be with their below per competitor. If they lose, they will lose their moral strength. On the other hand, Ireland will be gainer, even they lose. Remember, it is a preparation for world cup T20 in October.

  • POSTED BY Lord_Dravid on | June 3, 2012, 20:08 GMT

    totally agree with @legaleagle...bangladesh is on the same playing field as itreland with ireland relatively better.

  • POSTED BY on | June 3, 2012, 19:45 GMT

    result ban 3 ire 0 .......................

  • POSTED BY gunnerr4life on | June 3, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    Ireland will win 3-0 ...

  • POSTED BY AzAb12754 on | June 3, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    Bangladesh will comfortably win this 3-0. Ireland just cannot compete with Bangladesh's young guns Tamim, Shakib, Nasir, Rahim etc.

  • POSTED BY Tokai69 on | June 3, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Good to see lot of suggestions for BAN cricket from the haters like legaleagle! Hope in future all the opponents agaist team BAN will continue to play under per to hep us win ....LOL

  • POSTED BY Legaleagle on | June 3, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    Bangladesh will lose this series given their poor performance for past 10-12 years. People who think they did well in Asia Cup are putting too much effort on other team's bad performance rather than Bangladesh's performance. Bangladesh won few matches in Asia cup because other teams played bad cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | June 3, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    Both of the team appearing as power house of cricket they need enough and equitable treatment by ICC unless it will tough for them to be strong cricketing

  • POSTED BY on | June 3, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    Only T20s won't do any good for Bangladesh in future. They could've played a 3 nation ODI & T20 series with Scotland, Netherland & Ireland. Only 8 matches need to complete 2 tournament and this would help Bangladesh to get some experiences of bouncy tracks.

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | June 3, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    The series will be 3 matches against IRE and 2 matches against SCOT and NETH.....T20 cricket is very unpredictable for its short format.........No doubt about that in the IIrish condition IRE is the favorite....But BAN is a strong force so they will give a hard time to IRE as well...........So this series would be a competitive one.........Few ODIs must have been included in this series........ALL the best to all the teams.......

  • POSTED BY borhans on | June 3, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    Bangladesh should have gone for Odi .In English condition it would be easy format for them .They white wash Newzealand in Odi but they lost most of the T20 with they played .so why this T20 series in a condition which is not comfortable for BD .Surely as T20 don't require quality cricket just using home advantage any low rank team could beat better team than them in just 20 over. @ lord david i have to agree with you on that ,Irish could be really good in pinch hitting if not as good as quality cricket played in odi or in test .So i will bet on for ireland on that

  • POSTED BY niyasindian on | June 3, 2012, 4:41 GMT

    ireland will win...... result 2-1

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | June 3, 2012, 3:32 GMT

    series of equals...thats how both can improve,

  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | June 3, 2012, 1:17 GMT

    @ Lord_Dravid: Bangladesh is not India. Look at the Asia cup performance!

  • POSTED BY Legaleagle on | June 2, 2012, 23:57 GMT

    Bangladesh is playing their true level team- I still think they lose this series. They should play more cricket with Associate teams. This is good for Bangladesh cricket and for cricket in general.

    More importantly, there shouldn't be any cricket between Bangladesh and main teams because its a waste of time. Bangladesh has been losing for past 10 years like no tomorrow. This exposure will give them an opportunity to assess their potential and then "may be" come back to the main fold.

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 23:44 GMT

    Bangladesh are going to play one T20 verse the Dutch and the Scotish.

  • POSTED BY Lord_Dravid on | June 2, 2012, 23:00 GMT

    ireland will obviously win the series if not whitewash bangladesh..

  • POSTED BY Tokai69 on | June 2, 2012, 21:18 GMT

    It'll be a good practice match for BAN team before the big t20 event down the road. The result is not much importent since BAN did not played much t20 international compare to Ireland so far. Look at PAK, Asian Cup champs, lacks t20 experience in SL. Anything could happen in a t20 match ..

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 20:52 GMT

    Bangladesh beat in England IN England bac in 2010..plus considering their recent asia cup form, i dont understand how can Ireland be termed favourites....the Irish will put up a fight,but dont think they will win a single game...

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 20:24 GMT

    will be a good contest rising team vs. Rising team

  • POSTED BY The_Aeroboy on | June 2, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    bangladesh has got some class players on the other hand ireland is a developing team, bangladesh should whitewash ireland, ireland will have to give more than 100% to win a single game in this series..as per my thought..

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 17:52 GMT

    Bangladesh should've also played 3 ODIs along with the three T20s so that both teams are getting as much Cricket as possible. July is a pretty hot period so it would've made more sense to play a few more games considering the fact that both these teams are ranked low and don't play as much Cricket because of the silly ICC. As for the prediction between the Ireland-Bangladesh T20 Series, I realistically think it will be either 2-1 or 3-0 to Bangladesh but Bangladesh will indeed find it tough against Ireland because they are certainly not a joke and wish both teams all the best in their preparation for the Championship later this year.

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    5 T20's would have been better....however, i want Bangladesh to whitewash Ireland...

  • POSTED BY Htc-Android on | June 2, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    This series will go in favour of ireland. they have brilliant fielders, better fast bowlers and big hitters such as o brien and sterling( both scored hundred against big teams). This is what all you need for t20 cricket. bangladesh can beat ireland in odis but not in t20s.

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    I just think Bangladesh would play some 4-Day games against Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands or Afeghanistan to get more experience in the format. Anyway, it's fine to see those kind of games, specially before a 20/20 World Cup.

  • POSTED BY wiseshah on | June 2, 2012, 16:24 GMT

    indian media said before asia cup, sachin will break shehwag's record, india will make 441, but india lost badly and out of asia cup. so dont say anything stupid, it will bite u back. dont understimate any team. have respect for all team

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 16:10 GMT

    Ireland will be won!!!!!!! Ha ha ha Ha Ha ......

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    So no matches vs The Netherlands, Scotland?

  • POSTED BY TheReverseDoosra_K on | June 2, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    Irrespective of the results I will support Ireland and pray for their development. (From an Indian and Associate Cricket Developent fan). Good luck to the Irish.

  • POSTED BY wiseshah on | June 2, 2012, 15:34 GMT

    why Indian and pakistani fans are so jealous of bangladesh's success. are they scared of them? everytime bangladesh team beat india--indian fans try to bash bangladesh everywhere. be sporty and accept defeat. after world cup defeat, indian movie even start bashing bangladesh cricket. one time could be fluke but several times get beaten by a new team , that means u need to reorganize urself

  • POSTED BY Tokai69 on | June 2, 2012, 15:32 GMT

    @virendra_s and V_I_tamilan: Is that fore sighted prediction for team India based on their recent oversis performance?

  • POSTED BY nonedone on | June 2, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    @ Hamid.....do u mean the way Srilanka is crushing PAKISTAN now??? LOL..

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    Good news for Ireland, let's hope Ireland can get the series win. Bangladesh won't be easy to beat, however the conditions do favour Ireland. I think it might be 2-1 or maybe 3-0. Welcome to Ireland though! :)

  • POSTED BY sachin_champ on | June 2, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    And a well matched tournament .

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | June 2, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    Anyway, great opportunity to Irish to push 4ward to gain Test status by winning this series, tough one though.

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    lol There are a lot of 'ignorant' people saying Ireland will 'trash' Bangladesh well we see and if its the other way around 3-0 to Bangladesh then I'll be laughing out loud at you guys and coming back and remind you on these pages. Most likely the result will be 3-0 to Bangladesh but no doubt Bangladesh will of course find it tough in Ireland's conditions and have to work hard for their 3-0 wins. Ireland are a good team and in my opinion need to have full membership status so that Cricket as a whole can have 10-16 top teams competing regularly rather 8 teams which is why Cricket has fallen behind other teams sports such as Football and Rugby.

  • POSTED BY Rezwan1492 on | June 2, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    Wishing both the teams the best.. :)

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    @Hamid - It's Bangladeshis, not Bangalis. You're speaking of a nation here - at least learn to treat it with some respect.

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    irish will crush bangalis definately

  • POSTED BY bdboy on | June 2, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    It will be a great opportunity for Tigers to make them prepared for the T20 world cup in srilanka

  • POSTED BY joynal693 on | June 2, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    Good move by the countries before World Cup T20. Lets look the result.

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    Go forth you mighty Irish!!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    result will be 2-1 or 3-0 in the favour of IRELAND

  • POSTED BY virendra_s on | June 2, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    Bangladesh should have played ODI's only...very short sighted thinking from BD....Hope Ireland Beat BD 3-0.

  • POSTED BY Vernacular_Press on | June 2, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    ireland will win 3-0 for sure.

  • POSTED BY Third_Gear on | June 2, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    Ireland gonna be thrashed by spirited BANGLADESH.

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  • POSTED BY Third_Gear on | June 2, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    Ireland gonna be thrashed by spirited BANGLADESH.

  • POSTED BY Vernacular_Press on | June 2, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    ireland will win 3-0 for sure.

  • POSTED BY virendra_s on | June 2, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    Bangladesh should have played ODI's only...very short sighted thinking from BD....Hope Ireland Beat BD 3-0.

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    result will be 2-1 or 3-0 in the favour of IRELAND

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    Go forth you mighty Irish!!!

  • POSTED BY joynal693 on | June 2, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    Good move by the countries before World Cup T20. Lets look the result.

  • POSTED BY bdboy on | June 2, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    It will be a great opportunity for Tigers to make them prepared for the T20 world cup in srilanka

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    irish will crush bangalis definately

  • POSTED BY on | June 2, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    @Hamid - It's Bangladeshis, not Bangalis. You're speaking of a nation here - at least learn to treat it with some respect.

  • POSTED BY Rezwan1492 on | June 2, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    Wishing both the teams the best.. :)