Jalal Yunus, chairman of the cricket operation of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), said the Bangladesh team will participate in a tri-nation T20 series in New Zealand ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year.
Along with Bangladesh and New Zealand, Pakistan may take part in this tri-nation series, Jalal added.
Ahead of this series, Bangladesh will have a practice camp in Adelaide, Australia where they are expected to play against a Big Bash side, though, it’s not confirmed which team Bangladesh will get as their opponent.
“We’ll play around 16 T20I matches ahead of the World Cup,” Jalal told the media. “Since we are going to play many T20Is, we don’t need to have a camp (in Dhaka) ahead of the World Cup.”
Bangladesh are scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is in West Indies, and in Zimbabwe, they will play three T20Is.
Currently, Bangladesh are busy playing a two-match Test at home against Sri Lanka.