Australia’s tour of Bangladesh rescheduled

Staff Correspondent

26th April, 2021 09:52:04 printer

Australia’s tour of Bangladesh rescheduled

A Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Monday that they have rescheduled the upcoming home series against Australia, comprised of three T20s.

BCB official added that they have requested Cricket Australia to play two more Twenty20 internationals during the upcoming tour in August as part of World T20 preparation.

New Zealand were expected to arrive before Australia to play T20s as part of preparation ahead of the 2021 ICC World T20 but now the series against the Kiwis will be followed after the home series against the Aussies.

“They (Australia) were expected to arrive before New Zealand but that is changed now,” BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan said.

“Australia will come to Bangladesh after playing with West Indies at the end of July or early August while New Zealand will follow them later,” he said.

Australia and New Zealand had earlier postponed their two-match Test series against Bangladesh respectively, which were a part of the ICC World Test Championship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bangladesh are expected to travel to Zimbabwe in June for three-match Test series along with three T20s while they are expected to host Sri Lanka for three-match ODI series in May. Bangladesh will play 12 T20 matches before the upcoming ICC World T20.