The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed on Thursday that Bangladesh will host the inaugural Women’s U-19 World Cup edition in December.
The first edition of the tournament was slated to be held in January 2021, but give the situations of the COVID-19 pandemic, it had to be carried forward to December 2021.
In February 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had announced that they have put the BCB in charge of hosting the Women U-19 World Cup.
“Due to the corona pandemic, we could not host the ICC Under-19 women’s World Cup earlier but now we are going to host by the end of December,” BCB women’s wing chairman Nadel Chowdhury said.
“We are planning to introduce women’s age-level tournament while we have started talent hunt program,” he added.
Nadel also informed that the board is also organizing an Under-17 women’s talent hunt program across the country to prepare the budding players for the international level game.
“As part of the talent hunt program, we have started preparing divisional Under-17 women’s team and their (Under-17) selection is done by the divisional coaches. The game development coaches and the women’s wing are working together to prepare the age level teams.
“We have programs for them to make sure they are prepared to represent our country at the highest level,” he added.