Wary Tigers reach London

The Bangladesh cricket team reached London in the afternoon yesterday, where they will be based for their first Champions Trophy match against England on June 1 at The Oval and before that, their second Champions Trophy warm-up against India at the same venue on May 30.

Although practice matches are typically contests where wins and losses do not matter much, the manner in which Bangladesh lost their first pre-tournament warm-up against Pakistan in Birmingham on Saturday was a cause for concern and the team, a lot of whom were fasting, were a little downbeat upon their arrival at the Grange City Hotel in East London at around 2:15pm yesterday.

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