Pakistan to make final call on Bangladesh matches: BCB
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has already announced the disease as a pandemic and numerous sporting events have been cancelled so far with remaining to be staged behind closed doors.
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.
“We are looking up to the PCB to make the final call,”
The teams are scheduled to play a solitary ODI on April 1 and the second of the two Tests starting from April 5, both to be played at Karachi’s National Stadium. The two Test match series is part of the ICC Test Championship.
The first Test of the series was played in Rawalpindi between February 7 and 10, in which Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 44 runs.
In January, Pakistan won the three-match T20 International series 2-0 in Lahore.
The ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 has also been cut short four days from the scheduled time frame.