Bangladesh Celtic tour gets green light
Bangladesh are set to play five ODI's against Ireland, Scotland and The Netherlands in July after funds were finally secured for the stop/start tour to go ahead.
The money needed to host the tour won't come as orignally hoped from the TAPP programme at ICC, but from both the High Performance Programme run by Richard Done, and also ICC Europe.
There will still be a short-fall but this will be met by the Associates involved.
Bangladesh will start their tour in Ireland, where they are scheduled to play a warm-up game - most likely against Ireland A, before three ODI's against Ireland.
They will then cross the Irish sea for fixtures against Scotland and The Netherlands, bringing their whirlwind tour to a stop.
Bangladesh drew their most recent series against Ireland in Belfast 1-1, before losing to The Netherlands in Scotland.
The tour is a great boost for Irish and Associates cricket as they look to increase the number of ODI's against the Full Members.
Cricket Ireland have submitted the tour itinerary to the Bangladesh Cricket Board for approval, and they are expected to rubber stamp the schedule early next week.