10: 44 AM GMT
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) maintain mutually agreed to effect off the 2-Take a look at series that used to be scheduled for June, on account of the persisting Covid-19 threat. The boards took the resolution with the welfare of their gamers and communities in tips, and will work together to search out a excellent date to play the series as soon as the disclose becomes clearer.
The series used to be to be played between June 11 and June 23 in Chattogram and Dhaka, and is phase of the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) cycle. It becomes the third WTC series to affected after the Sri Lanka-England series scheduled for March, and the 2d Take a look at of Bangladesh’s staggered tour of Pakistan, which used to be scheduled to open up on April 5.
BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said, “Here’s understandably disappointing for gamers and followers of each side. However, within the fresh world scenario of the Covid-19 outbreak and brooding relating to the nature of the successfully being emergency, the BCB and CA are in settlement that right here is mainly the most excellent and purposeful resolution. We hope that the disclose will enhance soon and we are ready to retain this series at a convenient time within the attain future. To that discontinue, the BCB will proceed to work carefully with CA with whom we allotment a historical past of strengthen and cooperation.”
The series is among two WTC series that are scheduled for June, with England scheduled to host West Indies round the the same time. It used to be moreover to be Australia’s first consult with to Bangladesh since their 1-1 series entice 2017 – and, if reality be told, their first meeting in a bilateral surroundings since that one. Australia had, in 2018, called off net net hosting Bangladesh for 2 Tests and three ODIs because broadcasters had been understood to were bored to loss of life in televising the series within the route of the football season.
“Postponing the tour is regrettable,” CA chief Kevin Roberts said by an announcement, “however I would accumulate to thank the Bangladesh Cricket Board for the open, shapely and guilty discussions that led us to this mutually-agreed role. The successfully being of our other folks and communities is the quantity 1 precedence for every Boards and that’s mirrored within the motion we maintain taken in postponing the 2 Take a look at fits. As each person knows, the realm cricket calendar is terribly busy however we can make all the pieces we can to honour our commitment to Bangladesh and will proceed to work with the BCB on an agreed date.”
Australia are for the time being 2d within the WTC table with 296 components, having won two of their three series, while Bangladesh sit at the bottom, in ninth situation without a components after one executed series.