The CEO of BCB, Nizamuddin Choudhuri. Photo: Star File
BCB CEO Nizamuddin Choudhouri. Photo: Star File
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has hosted a few extra miles in Australia for a five-game T20I series this month and the country’s cricket board has said its Australian counterpart has welcomed the arrangements made during the during a 13-day stay of the Aussies.
“Of course, they have expressed a lot of satisfaction,” BCB CEO Nizamuddin Choudhouri told the media today.
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“I think they are [Australia] it was more than they expected. They did not expect so much. “We can create such a security system or an environment with bubbles or we can fulfill everything according to their needs,” Nizamuddin added.
Not only BCB but also the Bangladeshi players exceeded expectations as they surpassed Australia and won the first bilateral series organized between the two sides 4-1.
A dominant Bangladeshi achieved the five-race T20I series with three wins on the wheel, before falling to a small three-wicket defeat in the fourth T20I. The Clinical Tigers, however, completed the series in style — combining Australia for the lowest T20I score and winning the final T20I by 60 runs.
After a successful series both on and off the field, BCB is now focusing on making arrangements to host New Zealand for another five-game T20I series next month.
However, the BCB CEO said that the arrangements for the New Zealand series will have at least one change from the arrangements made for the Aussies. A special immigration process was done for the Australian quote, but this will not apply to the New Zealand tour magazine.
“It simply came to our notice then [of the arrangements]Q Australia arrived by charter flight. They did not use commercial flights or regular flights. That is why they wanted to come to the hotel directly from the airport with minimal human contact.
“This will not apply to those coming from New Zealand on a commercial flight. However, we will try to bring them to the hotel by exposing them to minimal contact with the public,” Nizamuddin added.
Having already successfully hosted the West Indies, Sri Lanka and Australia since cricket resumed in the country after the pandemic, BCB remains confident that it will host New Zealand without any problems.
Just like the Australian series, the T20Is vs. New Zealand are supposed to be part of the Tigers’ preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE in October-November this year. The BCB also announced that it is also considering setting up a pre-camp for tigers in Oman ahead of the event.