Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Nazmul Hassan has said that Zimbabwe Cricket has offered Bangladesh an ODI series in January as preparation for the 2015 World Cup.
The BCB however are yet to decide the matter internally, he added.
“We are currently playing on wickets that are very different than the ones we will face in the 2015 World Cup,” reports ESPNcricinfo quoting Hassan.
“Zimbabwe has offered us to play an ODI series in their home venue before the World Cup, since their conditions are quite similar to what we can expect in Australia. We like their proposal, but we need to discuss the matter with BCB’s cricket operations committee and our head coach. Only then we will decide on touring Zimbabwe.”
After the five-match ODI series between the two sides ends on December 1, Bangladesh players will take part in the Dhaka Premier League before leaving for the World Cup in Australia on January 24.
Zimbabwe, however, have no international matches scheduled once they complete their commitments in Bangladesh. It is understood that ZC has apparently asked for the short ODI series to take place from January 10, which has been received favourably by the BCB chief.
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