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Tri-nation series fixtures confirmed

  • Published at 05:40 pm March 22nd, 2019
Bangladesh cricketers Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe bin Mortaza and Mushfiqur Rahim Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

The tri-series will serve as a preparation for the West Indies and Bangladesh ahead of the World Cup 2019 beginning from May 30

The West Indies and Bangladesh will travel to Ireland for a one-day international tri-series, which will begin from May 5 and conclude on May 17, reports the ICC.

Ireland will face the West Indies in the opening game and the tri-series will involve a double round-robin phase followed by the final. 

The matches will be hosted between the three venues of Castle Avenue, Clontarf and The Village, Malahide, in Dublin. 

The Windies and Ireland managed draws in their recent-most ODI series against England and Afghanistan respectively, while Bangladesh were defeated by New Zealand. 

This series will be a platform to make improvements.

The tri-series will serve as a preparation for the West Indies and Bangladesh ahead of the World Cup 2019 beginning from May 30. 

The West Indies will play their opening game on May 31 against Pakistan, while Bangladesh will take on South Africa on June 2.

A host of top West Indies players, including Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis and Carlos Brathwaite, will be participating in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. 

Those players will be considered for selection only if their respective IPL teams fail to make it to the playoffs. 

The tri-series will offer a chance for the Cricket West Indies to test their bench strength and prepare their less experienced players for English and Welsh conditions before the World Cup begins.

For Bangladesh, Shakib al Hasan will be the only player participating in the IPL.

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