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Countdown to first game over for Gunn

Jenny Gunn blogs from inside the England Women's camp ahead of their opening game of the World Twenty20 against West Indies.

Our ongoing inter-team competition has continued into the second week of this tour, with a game of Countdown, organised by Dani Hazell and Becky Grundy.

I have no idea why my side decided that this would be a good idea; we aren't exactly blessed with the best intellectual ability! I was, however, a little bit shocked when our Media Manger (Beth Wild), who went to Oxford University and loves words, didn't know how to play the game! She must be more of a University Challenge girl…

A few of us had the opportunity to visit the Acid Survivors Foundation on a rest day. Meeting the victims was a very humbling experience. They have showed so much fight to get on with their lives and are truly inspirationalDuring one of our rest days, a few of us had the opportunity to visit the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF). In Bangladesh, acid attacks are quite common and are normally a result of family feuds, marriage rejection or disagreements over land.

No one should have to go through what these people have, and meeting them was a very humbling experience. They have showed so much fight to get on with their lives, and are truly inspirational. 

Back to the cricket, and we have secured two good wins in the warm up matches against Pakistan and New Zealand in Dhaka.  Following the game against New Zealand, we flew to Sylhet, which is where we will now be based for all of our group matches.

Transfer day was a really long one, so I thought a 10pm finish would give me a nice early night.  How wrong was I?!  A massive storm erupted throughout the night and I finally got to sleep at around 3am.

We are now all looking forward to our first match against West Indies. All the preparation work has been done, so we can’t wait to hit the ground running. 

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