Bangladesh last toured Australia for a bilateral series in 2008. They last played a Test match there in 2003. According to FTP (Future Tours Programme), Australia were supposed to host two Tests and three ODIs against Bangladesh this year.
But Australia as have a busy calendar, CA pulled out of hosting the Tigers. Australia visited Bangladesh last year for two Tests in which both sides won one game each.
Now, BCB comes up with a new proposal. They have offered Australia to host them for five ODIs and two T20Is which will have less days of play (comparing to ten days in two Test matches). The board hopes CA will agree to that and Bangladesh will tour the country after ten years.
Bangladesh have had a busy first half of year 2018. They played tri-nation ODI series at home, Tests and T20Is against Sri Lanka, and the recently concluded Nidahas Trophy tri-series in Sri Lanka. The Tigers came out as runners-up in both tri-series.
Bangladesh’s next series is most likely after two-month break. Bangladesh have been proposed to play a three-match ODI series in India’s Dehradun by Afghanistan Cricket Board in June. Bangladesh will then fly to Caribbean islands to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is against Windies.
If CA accepts Bangladesh’s request, the series will be Australia’s opening series in new 2018-19 season.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com 1 of 1