In the current time, cricket has established its position as one of the most popular sports in the world. Strength, beauty and intelligence have given this game royal status. And uncertainty has given the game excitement, enthusiasm and popularity. Bangladesh’s Test status in cricket has taken our glory to a new height. Despite many countries in the world, Bangladesh is in the ‘top ten’ of cricket.
The history of cricket goes back several centuries and is believed to have originated in England. The game originated from the simple bat-and-ball activity played in medieval times. It gained popularity in the 17th century and eventually became the national sport of England. In 1877, international cricket competition began with the first Test match between England and Australia.
Bangladesh started dreaming of playing cricket soon after independence. After independence, Bangladesh Cricket Control Board (BCB) was formed in 1973. Bangladesh was granted One Day International (ODI) cricket status on June 15, 1997. Bangladesh gained Test status on June 26, 2000. Bangladesh played their first Cricket World Cup in 1999. Bangladesh played their first T20 International (T20I) match on November 28, 2006.
Bangladesh has made significant strides in One Day International (ODI) cricket. They have defeated several top-ranked teams, including India, Pakistan, England, South Africa, and Australia. In 2015, they reached the quarterfinals of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Overall, Bangladesh cricket has shown significant progress over the years and has become a competitive force in international cricket. They continue to work towards further development and success in all formats of the game.