Bangladesh-Australia Test series postponed amid Covid-19 threat

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have mutually agreed to postpone the two-Test series that was scheduled for June, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect daily life around the world. The series was to be played between June 11 and June 23 in Chattogram and Dhaka, and is part of the World Test Championship cycle. It was also to be Australia’s first visit to Bangladesh since their 1-1 series draw in 2017.

“Postponing the tour is regrettable, but I would like to thank the Bangladesh Cricket Board for the open, honest and responsible discussions that led us to this mutually-agreed position,” CA chief Kevin Roberts said. “The health of our people and communities is the number one priority for both Boards and that is reflected in the action we have taken in postponing the two Test matches. As we know, the global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honour our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date.”

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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