Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) believes that the recent terror attack in New Zealand will not have any negative impact in the upcoming home series against NZ Under-19 cricket Team starting in April.
Bangladesh’s cricketers were fortunate that they narrowly escaped the narrowly escaped the shooting incident in Christchurch, reaching the location only a few minutes after a gunman opened fire inside the premises of the mosque.However, according to BCB officials it has not considered any kind of agenda as far as NZC is concerned when it comes to sending their Under-19 team as part of a reciprocal series.
“New Zealand Cricket did not inform us anything new about the upcoming home series of their Under-19 squad that suggests it is expected to commence as per schedule,” BCB Chief Executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told daily sun on Wednesday.
The visitors are scheduled to arrive here in Bangladesh on April 10 to play a five-match youth ODI series.
Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium (SKICS) in Cox’s Bazar along with Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram will feature all the matches of the series, starting from April 16.
The remaining matches of the series will be played on April 18, 20, 24 and 26 respectively while both the teams will play a one-off 50-over practice match on April 14 before heading into the main games of the series.
Two matches of the series were slated to take place at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS) in Sylhet but the initial plan had to be shelved as the venue is going through massive renovation as grasses are planted of at the stadium recently.