The only preparation match prior to the tri-nation series has become quite uncertain due to the unavailability of Zimbabwe team on time. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ জিম্বাবুয়ে-বিসিবি একাদশের প্রস্তুতি ম্যাচ নিয়ে শঙ্কা!]
The preparation match between BCB XI and Zimbabwe is scheduled to take place on 13th of January at BKSP in accordance with the arrival of the Zimbabwe team on 10th of this month.
But the African team failed to maintain the time table. They did not arrive on the allotted date. It was later heard that Zimbabwe would reach Dhaka on 11th but this has also been cancelled on account of unknown reasons.
Lately it reported the team is going to step in the afternoon of 12th of January but still the team will not be available at a time.
A BCB source said the Zimbabwe team is coming in fragmented sections; the circumstances, therefore, have showered total uncertainty over the happening of the practice match on January 13.
The other team of the tri – nation series is Sri Lanka. The series will begin on 15th of January with the match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. The curtain of the tri – nation series will be drawn on 27th of this month.
Bangladesh will later play a bilateral series against Sri Lanka consists of two Test matches and two matches of the shortest format of the game.
The first Test between the hosts and Sri Lanka will begin from 31st of January.