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Tigresses gear up for WC
Women cricket team in a practice session at BKSP on Saturday ahead of the Women’s Asia Cup and ICC T20 World Cup cricket. Photo: BCB

Tigresses gear up for WC

The excitement is building in Dhaka as Bangladesh gears up to host the Women's T20 World Cup in just a couple of months. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has adorned the city with anticipation, featuring large banners and a countdown clock to mark the approaching showpiece event.However, before the World Cup frenzy truly takes hold, the Bangladesh women's cricket team has a crucial test to navigate: the Asia Cup. The tournament kicks off in Sri Lanka on July 19, and the team is currently in a rigorous training camp at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Prothisthan (BKSP) to sharpen their skills.Pace bowler Marufa Akhter, highlighted the team's singular focus: winning matches. "Our preparations have been excellent," she declared. "With faith, we hope to achieve something special. The ultimate goal is always to perform well and secure victories for the team. Playing against the other six Asian sides will provide valuable experience to help us excel on home soil."The recently concluded Women's Premier League has also played a role in shaping the national squad. Left-arm spinner Nahida Akhtar, who impressed in the domestic tournament, has set her sights on a semi-final berth in the upcoming Asia Cup."I've been working hard to address any shortcomings I identified during the Premier League," she revealed. "The aim is to carry the confidence gained there into the Asia Cup. We've been at the BKSP camp for a significant period, and I've even had some match practice under my belt.""While the rain has been disruptiv...

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