Namibia will host a global T20 series that will feature four teams from across the world. The tournament is scheduled to take place before the most-important T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia later this year.
The Global T20 Namibia tournament will take place from September 1 to September 9, 2022 where Bengal and Lahore Qalandars are the two out of four teams participating in the tournament. Apart from these two teams, the four teams competing in the tournament include Namibia and a South African domestic team.
Bengal is set to represent India while Lahore Qalandars will be representing Pakistan in the tournament. Momentum Multiply Titans will represent South Africa in the global T20 tournament.
Bengal have announced a 16-member squad for the competition with Abhimanyu Easwaran named the captain of the Indian side. Shahbaz Ahmed, Ishan Porel, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep, Writtick Chatterjee and a number of fresh faces are also included in the Bengal cricket team for the T20 competition in Namibia.
After 2014, this is the first time when domestic teams of India and Pakistan will play each other in any format. Lahore Lions faced Kolkata Knight Riders last time in the Champions League T20 in 2014. However, from 2006 to 2008, the domestic sides of India and Pakistan have regularly faced each other.
Meanwhile, India will face their arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022 on August 28 as the tournament will start from August 27 in UAE.