Bangladesh national women’s team left Zimbabwe for home on Sunday after earning their maiden spot in the ICC Women’s World Cup, slated in New Zealand next year.
Bangladesh along with West Indies and Pakistan progressed to the global event after the nine-team qualifying tournament in Harare was called off following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in Southern Africa.
Meanwhile, a Bangladesh Cricket Board official informed that the ICC had arranged a chartered flight for the Tigresses as Bangladesh on Saturday suspended travel from South Africa immediately, joining a growing list of countries banning travel to the country amid fears of the spread of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant, first detected there.
“The ICC arranged a chartered flight for our women’s team and they left Zimbabwe for Oman. From there ICC is trying to arrange a connecting flight for us so that they can return home,” BCB women’s wing manager Towhid Mahmood told The Daily Sun on Saturday.
Towhid added that they are yet to get any official confirmation regarding their team’s arrival date but they are expecting to receive them either today (November 29) or tomorrow (November 30).
The BCB official added that the women’s team will need to go at least five to seven days of quarantine upon arrival though a final decision in this regard is yet to be taken by the DGHS.
Meanwhile, the BCB is planning to have a long term plan for women’s cricket considering they are now expected to be part of the ICC FTP.