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Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe could be delayed

As coronavirus pandemic has halted all forms of cricket in Bangladesh, the Tigers might delay Zimbabwe tour to take part in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL).

The T20 format DPL was supposed to kick off from May 6, but it has officially be postponed due to lockdown in the country. As per the new plans, the league could start on May 31 (after Sri Lanka ODI series) and continue throughout June.

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This could push the Zimbabwe tour, which includes two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is, back to allow players play the DPL. The series is likely to start at the end of June instead of previously scheduled mid-June.

The ODI series will be vital with 30 points at stake in the Cricket World Cup Super League.

Bangladesh are currently touring Sri Lanka for two Test matches. Sri Lanka will then arrive Bangladesh for three CWCSL ODIs, all at one venue. Tentatively, the series will start at the end of May.

With no official update regarding Asia Cup, Bangladesh could use June to resume domestic cricket before visiting Zimbabwe after which Australia, New Zealand and England will come to play white-ball cricket.

As per sources, Australia are in line to play five T20Is in July. New Zealand will also arrive for T20Is while England will play three ODIs (part of CWCSL) and as many T20Is before the T20 World Cup.

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