• Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020
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BCB postpones home series against New Zealand

  • Published at 01:49 pm June 23rd, 2020
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New Zealand were due in Bangladesh to play a two-match Test series, that is part of the World Test Championship

Bangladesh Cricket Board along with New Zealand Cricket have decided to postpone the upcoming Test series in August-September this year for a later date. 

The decision from the BCB was declared Tuesday based on the Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh.

New Zealand were due in Bangladesh to play a two-match Test series, that is part of the World Test Championship. 

BCB and NZC will now work on identifying a suitable time to reschedule the series.

“In the present Covid-19 pandemic scenario, hosting a full series in August 2020 will be a challenge in terms of preparations and we cannot take chances with the safety and health of players, support staff and related stakeholders,” said BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury in a press release.

"Under these circumstances, BCB and NZC have felt that the best way forward would be to defer the series. We realize that this will be hugely disappointing for the players and officials of both teams, not to mention the fans of the two nations but I must thank NZC for its understanding and for recognizing the rationale behind such a decision,” the BCB high-up added.

Bangladesh suspended all forms of sports activities in March this year owung to the growing concerns of corovarius in the country. 

BCB had earlier postponed the national team’s last phase of the tour of Pakistan, followed by the suspension of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League after its first round. 

Bangladesh’s scheduled tour of Sri Lanka for a three-Test series in July is also in limbo.

Bangladesh till Tuesday afternoon recorded 115,786 Covid-19 cases and 1,502 deaths. 
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