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USA to Host Canada and Bangladesh for T20I Bilateral Series Ahead of 2024 T20 World Cup – News18

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USA will face Canada in a five-match T20I series in April and then take on Bangaldesh in three-match T20I series in May ahead of the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup.

USA Cricket announced two T20 international home series against Canada in April, five-match T20I series, followed by three-match T20I series against Bangladesh in May, ahead of its preparation for the crucial 2024 ICC T20 World Cup. All the games will be played at Prairie View Cricket Complex (PVCC) in Houston, Texas.

The matches were confirmed after USAC’s successful discussions with Cricket Canada, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and ICC. These tours will also aim to strengthen USAC’s bilateral ties with respective boards and offer more such playing opportunities for its teams in the future.

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Schedule for T20I matches with Canada:

7th April – 1st T20I – PVCC, Houston , TX

9th April – 2nd T20I – PVCC,Houston, TX

10th April – 3rd T20I – PVCC, Houston, TX

12th April – 4th T20I – PVCC, Houston, TX

13th April – 5th T20I – PVCC, Houston, TX

Schedule for T20I matches with Bangladesh:

21st May – 1st T20I – PVCC, Houston, TX

23rd May – 2nd T20I – PVCC, Houston, TX

25th May – 3rd T20I – PVCC, Houston TX

Commenting on the development, Mr. Venu Pisike, Chairman of USA Cricket, said: “Ahead of the important Men’s T20 World Cup, these games will be vital for our team to get their working combinations, build team cohesion, and fine-tune strategies. I’d also like to thank ICC, Cricket Canada and the Bangladesh Cricket Board who offered their full support in scheduling of the matches.”

Thanking the USAC for its support, Mr. Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh Cricket Board, said : “The Bangladesh Team’s upcoming tour of the USA marks a historic occasion in the realm of cricket. This T20I series signifies a momentous opportunity for the cricketers of both nations to showcase their talent and passion for the sport.

For the Bangladesh Team, this tour serves as an ideal platform to acclimatize to the conditions ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. We recognize the significance of this preparatory phase and are committed to making the most of this invaluable experience. Moreover, we extend our wholehearted support to USA Cricket in its endeavors to promote and develop cricket within its burgeoning market. The growth of cricket in the USA is not only commendable but also holds immense potential for the sport’s global expansion. There is a massive Bangladesh community in the USA and North America, and I am sure the fans will come in numbers to enjoy the matches, adding to the vibrant atmosphere and fervor of the games. We express our sincere gratitude to USA Cricket for graciously hosting the Bangladesh Team and facilitating this momentous tour. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to reciprocate your hospitality in the near future.”

Mr. Ingleton Liburd, General Manager, Cricket Canada, added: “We are thrilled to have the upcoming T20I series with the USA as we start our preparations for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, West Indies & USA. Cricket Canada and USA Cricket has had a long standing relationship, therefore these matches help to solidify our relations as we look forward to playing more cricket across all levels.”

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