Pakistan-Bangladesh bilateral series postponed

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have decided to postpone the upcoming One Day International and Test in Karachi for a later date.

The Bangladesh Team was due to reach Karachi on 29 March to play the ODI on 01 April and the second ICC World Test Championship Test from 05-09 April.

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The two boards will now work together to identify a future window for rescheduling the ICC World Test Championship fixture. The first Test of the series was played in Rawalpindi from 07-10 February.

Earlier Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official stated that it will be the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) whom they are expecting to make the final call regarding the implementation of the last leg of Bangladesh tour amidst coronavirus scare.

When asked about the possible fan restrictions during the remaining matches of Bangladesh’s tour to Pakistan, a BCB official said,

“The pandemic is of course a cause of great concern for us as well because sporting events around the world are getting hampered.”

The BCB official also noted the cancellation of flights towards different directions as one of the hurdles to arrange rest of the tour matches.

“Another apprehension is the suspension of flights, from Bangladesh, to various destination and also a strict scrutiny procedure has been placed by the government for those returning Bangladesh from abroad. This aspect as well as the willing of players has to be taken into account,” the official said.

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