BCB hopeful to reschedule the postponed series
Before the emergence of coronavirus, Bangladesh was scheduled to play a multiple home and away series. But as the cricket arena came to a standstill, all the home and away series postponed respectively. Sri Lanka series was the last one to cancel due to health issues. As the boards are trying to cope with the situation, the postponed series could be rescheduled, hopes BCB.
At the beginning, One Test, one ODI against Pakistan has been postponed in April. Later, the ODI and T20 tour of Ireland was postponed following the pandemic. The two home series against Australia-New Zealand in the middle of the year also did not see the light of day.
Although, Sri Lanka series was cancelled, but with the consent of the both boards, the series has been rescheduled in October. The series will be a part of ICC Test Championship. Besides , Bangladesh cricket board (BCB) is now hopefully for rescheduling the previously postponed series.BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said,
” The BCB is also hoping to play the remaining series. In particular, the two postponed series against New Zealand could be held next year. Bangladesh’s two Tests against New Zealand at home under the Test Championship were postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. “
Besides, Bangladesh are now scheduled to play three T20s in the tour of New Zealand in October. The series has recently been included in the schedule published by the New Zealand Cricket Board which was supposed to happen in February.
“One of the four series that the New Zealand Cricket Board has mentioned is our tour in New Zealand,” the BCB chief executive told.
“We have also reached an understanding with the New Zealand Cricket Board that we will confirm the series in the middle of next year.”
The BCB CEO believes that, it is possible to play the rest of the matches against Pakistan but they are working to organize a two-Test series with Australia.
“Four of our series have been postponed,” the BCB chief executive said. Against Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ireland. Outside of that there was one Test left, which is with Pakistan. Since it’s just a test, we’ll need a short-term window. We hope to fix this in consultation with the Pakistan Cricket Board. The series with Sri Lanka is final. Apart from this, we are also in talks with the Australian and Irish Cricket Boards.”