Test status of Bangladesh women’s team
So far, the ICC has not given international recognition to women’s cricket teams like men’s teams. It was only two or three years ago last year that all the member countries of the ICC were given international recognition in the T20. This time the men’s team as well as the women’s team is going to be given different recognition. They are trying to make cricket more popular and spread worldwide.
Bangladesh men’s cricket team got Test status in 2000 due to the efforts of the then president late Jagmohan Dalmiya. This time exactly 20 years later, Bangladesh women’s cricket team got Test status. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to give Test status to Bangladesh women’s team, Afghanistan women’s team and Zimbabwe women’s team in the board and committee meeting.
So far 10 countries have played Tests in Naru cricket. Australia, England, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies and Sri Lanka as well as the ICC’s partner countries Netherlands and Ireland have played Tests! The ICC said in a statement that the board had decided to give ODI and Test status to the full ICC women’s team members.
The England women’s cricket team has played the most 95 Tests among women’s teams. The Australian women’s cricket team is in second place after playing 64 Tests. The New Zealand women’s cricket team has played the third highest 45 Tests.