As World cup is knocking at the door, Bangladesh team is preparing themselves for this big event. Canada cricket team has reached Bangladesh as first world cup team to participate in world cup preparatory match against Bangladesh and England.
Canadian team arrived in the city yesterday (Wednesday) as the first World Cup cricket team, reports UNB.
They will play their first warm-up match against hosts Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on February 12.
Pakistan team is due in the capital on Feb 11. They will play two warm-up matches against Bangladesh and England on Feb 15 and 18 respectively at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium (SBNS) in Mirpur and Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
England team, which is due to arrive here on Feb 13, will play their warm-up matches against Canada on Feb 16 and Pakistan on Feb 18, both at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
Indian team is due to arrive in Dhaka on Feb 17, one day before their inaugural match against Bangladesh on Feb 19 at SBNS.
Ireland team will also arrive on Feb 17 to join the ICC Cricket World Cup opening ceremony at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Ireland will play against Bangladesh on Feb 25 at SBNS.
West Indies team will land in Dhaka on March 1, three days before their group match against Bangladesh on March 4 at SBNS.
South Africans will arrive on March 16, three days before their group B match against hosts Bangladesh on March 19 at the SBNS.
Bangladesh has been placed in Group B with India, South Africa, West Indies, England, Netherlands and Ireland.
Team accommodations have been arranged in the city’s Hotel Sheraton.