Bangladesh Cricket Board postponed their Under-19 series against Afghanistan in India, confirmed an official on Wednesday.
“The Afghanistan series isn’t taking place right now, which is for certain, as the Pakistan under-19 team is visiting Bangladesh on April 12, so there is no sufficient time to arrange yet another series between these dates,” BCB game development manager AEM Kawser told reporters.
“We’re going to have a meeting with the Afghanistan Cricket Board to find a suitable window to arrange the series, which is currently postponed. But we’re looking forward to arranging it soon as there will be a long vacation for the Eid-ul-Fitr after the Pakistan series. We’ll have to consider arranging the Afghanistan series after that,” he added.
BCB initially planned to send their Under-19 team to greater Noida on March 10 to take part in a series against Afghanistan, comprising five one-day games and one four-day match.
It was expected to be their first preparation tour for the next World Cup but now that tour is shelved considering they will be hosting Pakistan in April, subject to the corona situation as that may force them to postpone the series against Pakistan as well.
Pakistan Under-19 team is scheduled to play one four-day match and five one-day matches.