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Tamim, Siddons among group off to West Indies tonight

Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal and batting coach Jamie Siddons left the capital for West Indies Monday (Jun 6) night by a Qatar Airways flight.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Yasir Ali are also part of the batch, the second to leave for the Tigers' tour of the West Indies.

Bangladesh will have a full tour including two Tests, three ODI and three T201s in that order, with the first Test starting on June 16. The Test series will be part of the 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship.

Spinner Taijul Islam and pacer Mustafizur Rahman will fly for West Indies on Wednesday (June 8) while Bangladesh Test captain Shakib Al Hasan, who left Dhaka on Sunday for USA will join the team on June 10.

Earlier in the first batch on Friday, fresh off the Test captaincy Mominul Haque, batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto, and pacemen Ebadot Hossain and Khaled Ahmed left Dhaka. They are already in the Caribbean.

Fast bowling coach Allan Donald will join the team in West Indies from London while Head Coach Russell Domingo and fielding coach Shane McDermott will also join the team from Cape Town.

On their last tour of the West Indies in 2018, Bangladesh clinched ODI and T20 series, but lost the Test series.

Source: United News of Bangladesh