February 1, 2007

Women’s National Cricket team of Bangladesh will be a world class team

At February 5, the First Women's Cricket championship trophy final tournament will be held. Hamida Begum who is the member the cricket board's women's wing hope that their target is to built a world class cricket team in future.

Pakistan Times reported:

“Cricket is fast catching up with soccer as Bangladesh's most popular sport and the Bangladesh men's team ranks among the 10 full members of the International Cricket Council.

But the South Asian country has never fielded a team in an international women's tournament because of a lack of interest from players and organizers alike.

Thirty cricketers will be selected for further training at the end of the Women's Cricket Championship, Hamida Begum, a member the cricket board's women's wing, told reporters Friday.

“Our objective is to build a women's national cricket team,'' Begum said. ``We will also invite foreign teams to play in the country.''

The championship trophy launched by M. Abdul Aziz, president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.