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 The Bangladesh Cricket Board yesterday confirmed that they are hosting the inaugural edition of the ICC Under-19 women’s World Cup in December this year, reports cricbuzz.
 The tournament was scheduled to held in January 2021 in Bangladesh but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
 “Due to the corona pandemic, we could not host the ICC Under-19 women’s World Cup earlier but now we are going to host by the end of December,” BCB women’s wing chairman Nadel Chowdhury told reporters at the BCB headquarters yesterday.
 In February 2020, BCB had organized a training camp in Cox’s Bazar for 25 young female cricketers who had performed well in a regional tournament.
The initiative was taken shortly after the ICC announced Bangladesh as the host of the women’s U-19 World Cup.
 BCB’s women’s wing chief insisted that they are now planning to organize Under-17 women’s talent hunt program across the country to develop players.
 “We are planning to introduce women’s age-level tournament while we have started talent hunt program,” said Nadel. “As part of the talent hunt program, we have started preparing divisional Under-17 women’s team and their (Under-17) selection is done by the divisional coaches. The game development coaches and the women’s wing are working together to prepare the age level teams.
 “We have programs for them to make sure they are prepared to represent our country at the highest level,” he further added.