Jahanara, Farzana to leave tonight for UK to join WGDS

DHAKA, July 25, 2019 (BSS)Bangladesh Women's Cricket team pacer Jahanara Alam and batter Farzana Hoque will leave Dhaka tonight for the UK to join the Women's Global Development Squad (WGDS).

Players from seven countries feature in the third WGDS squad, which

include worldclass players during a oneweek tour of England. Both Jahanara

and Farzana were selected from Bangladesh.

The squad is scheduled to play six Twenty20 matches including two each

against ECB Super League teams Southern Vipers and Surrey Stars.

Pakistan's star batter Javeria Khan has been named to lead a multination

WGDS squad.

The International Cricket Council announced the third WGDS squad today, as

part of its continued efforts to provide exposure to players from outside the

leading countries and improve the standard of the women's game.

The WGDS tour of England is being organised in association with the ECB.

The two previous WGDS programmes were held in Australia (November 2018) and

England (July 2018).

The WGDS squad: Javeria Khan (Pakistan, captain), Jahanara Alam, Farzana

Hoque (both Bangladesh), Christina Gough (Germany), Celeste Raack (Ireland),

Denise van Deventer (Netherlands), Brenda Tau, Ravini Oa (both PNG), Abtaha

Maqsood, Hannah Rainey, Becky Glen (all Scotland), Sugetha Kalyanaraman

Chandhrasekar (USA). Coach: Michael Ndiko (Uganda); Mentor coach: Laura

Macleod (England).

Fixtures:

Monday, 29 July: WGDS vs England Women's Academy (10h30 and 13h30)

Cranleigh CC, Surrey

Wednesday, 31 July: WGDS vs Southern Vipers (10h30), WGDS v Surrey Stars

(13h30) Aldershot CC, Hampshire

Friday, 2 August: WGDS vs Surrey Stars (10h30), WGDS v Southern Vipers

(13h30) New Malden, Surrey

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)