Bangladesh National Women’s Cricket Team were congratulated by the Cabinet on Monday, for becoming the champion of ICC Women’s World T20 qualifier round and winning the series against Ireland.
Tigresses were praised at the regular cabinet meeting held at Prime Minister’s office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.After the meeting, Cabinet Division Secretary (Coordination and Planning) NM Ziaul Alam disclosed the information in a press conference.
The victorious eves returned home with their heads held high on Monday, wrapping up their ICC Women’s World T20 qualifier campaign where they displayed amazing performance and clinched the title in Netherlands.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury received the Tigresses at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and garlanded Salma and his team.
Apart from Bangladesh Cricket Board officials, large numbers of cricket fans were waiting to receive skipper Salma Khatun and his girls with bouquets and sweetmeats.
Since their maiden Asia Cup title this year, there has been no looking back for Tigresses. They also sealed their first ever T20 series against Ireland.
Salma Khatun-led Bangladesh not only confirmed Women’s T20 World Cup ticket but also clinched the qualifier title by defeating Irish in the final.Tigresses’ remarkable success was largely dependent on brilliant bowling performance from Panna Ghosh, who registered her carrier best bowling (16/5) as Irish women were forced to stop at 97 after Bangladesh made 123.
The ICC Women’s World T20 will be held in West Indies from November 9 and Bangladesh will start their campaign with the opening match of the tournament against defending champions West Indies in Guyana.
Tigresses are drawn in group A where they will compete against England, hosts West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa at league stage.