Tigers get busy again from today

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Bangladesh national cricketers get back to business today as they start preparing for the upcoming ICC Twenty20 World Championship after a six-day first-ever commando training in Sylhet under the guidance of a Bangladesh Army unit.

This time it would be a different type of a camp for Mohammad Ashraful's men at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium as they will play a number of practice matches rather than only having net and other fitness training sessions.

After the first day's training the Tigers, who were given two days break after the boot camp, will play two Twenty20 games against the Australia-bound National Cricket Academy squad on August 21 and a limited-overs match against same opponents the following day. They will also play more Twenty20 matches till August 26 against other local selections.

Bangladesh team will leave Dhaka on August 29 for Kenya to participate in a four-nation Twenty20 tourney before the main event starts in South Africa on September 11.