Country’s two leading women’s cricketers Salma Khatun and Jahanara Alam will leave for the United Arab Emirates today to take part in the forthcoming 2020 Women’s Twenty20 Challenge.
The three-team Twenty20 tournament is organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India and is held in a similar fashion as their cash-rich franchise tournament Indian Premier League.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic this year’s tournament will be held at the UAE from November 4-9.
Jahanara will return to her last year’s side Velocity while Salma earned her maiden call-up in the competition and will play for the Trailblazers.
Both the cricketers expressed their high hopes before leaving the country through video messages.
‘Preparation went well, BCB assisted us a lot. The tournament is a very big platform, not everyone is fortunate to play here,’ Jahanara said.
Salma, who is taking part in the tournament for the first time since its inception in 2018, hoped to do well as an all-rounder.
‘Preparation has been good. As an all-rounder, I would like to do well both in batting and bowling. I hope to make Bangladesh proud and learn many things from top cricketers,’ Salma said.
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