Bangladesh Women's Cricket team returns
Bangladesh Women's Cricket team, which emerged champions of the first-ever ACC Women's Cricket Tournament, returned Thursday, reports UNB.
BCB vice president Nurul Kabir Shaheen, joint secretary Rafiqul Islam Babu and chairman of BCB women wing Fahima Hossain Jubilee warmly received the victorious women cricketers at the Zia International Airport.
Talking to the reporters, Bangladesh captain Tajkia Akhter said the three-month rigorous preparation before the tournament was the key to their success in the eight-nation meet.
She thanked the BCB for its generous support and said: "We will be able to do well against the big teams if the BCB continue to extend their helping hand in the future as well."
Player of the tournament Panna Ghosh said the best player award gave a boost to "my self-confidence."
Bangladesh beat Nepal by eight wickets in the final on Wednesday to clinch the title of the first Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women's Cricket Tournament with all-win record.
On way to the final, Bangladesh beat Hong Kong by 59 runs in the first semifinal while South Asian country Nepal booked their seat for the final crushing China by nine wickets in the second semis at Johor Cricket Academy on Tuesday.
Earlier, Bangladesh moved to the semifinal, outplaying both the UAE and Singapore by 10 wickets, and beat China by 86 runs in the group matches.