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12:00 AM, July 15, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 15, 2012

Tigers enjoy first workout

The Bangladesh team had their first full-fledged practice session in Belfast yesterday ahead of their practice matches to be held tomorrow at The Green in Comber.
“The weather is a little cloudy and cold but still the players had their batting and bowling practice today. And the good news is that after five weeks Ireland's domestic Saturday league matches could be held today,” team operations manager Tanjeeb Ahsan Saad told the Daily Star Sport over telephone.
Before the three-match T20 series, the Tigers are scheduled to take on Ireland XI in the early afternoon (5:30pm Bangladesh Standard Time) and the Northern Cricket Union President's XI in the evening game (10:00pm BST) at The Green in Comber tomorrow and Saad informed that everybody is fit for the matches.
Left-handed opener Tamim Iqbal, who had missed training and practice matches at home through injury, took part in a net session and is okay to play the practice matches. Tamim had endured a grade one tear on his left quadriceps while batting against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club during the tri-nation T20 series last month.
“Everybody is fine and enjoying today's session and there is no injury problem. Tamim also batted in the net and he is okay,” added Saad.
Due to the unrelenting rain over the past month in the Northern Ireland capital, the conditions at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast, where the Tigers will play all three games of their Twenty20 series against Ireland, is not satisfactory at all but Saad hoped that everything will be okay by the time the series gets underway on July 18.
The second and third match will take place on July 20 and 21 respectively. The Bangladesh team then travel to Netherlands on July 22 to play a T20 International against Scotland on July 24 and the hosts on July 25.
Mushfiqur Rahim's men are playing the T20 matches as part of their preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka in September.

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