Windies ‘A’ tour to Bangladesh postponed

Sports Correspondent

2 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Monday that West Indies Cricket Board postponed their ‘A’ team tour to Bangladesh in June due to a financial crisis.

The second string West Indian squad was expected to visit Bangladesh in June to play three four-day matches along with five one-day games.

However, WCB recently informed BCB that they are unwilling to come at that point of time due to financial crisis though BCB officially did not want to disclose it to the media.

“There is some uncertainty (regarding the Windies A team tour) because they have got some limitations,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters at Mirpur on Monday.

“They have got some internal problem and it is not wise on my part to disclose it. A board can face some kind of crisis at a certain point of times and it can happen to any board and we should not judge them on this basis,” he said.

Daily Sun learned later through other sources that Windies have postponed the tour due to a financial crisis.

“West Indies ‘A’ team were slated to visit Bangladesh in the upcoming month but they informed us that they will not come to play the series because of their financial crisis,” a high-profile BCB officials confirmed daily sun on request of not to be named.

BCB official insisted that they are now planning to visit Sri Lanka in September.

“We have a reciprocal series of ‘A’ team with Sri Lanka, who already played against us. Now we’ll go to Sri Lanka very soon,” said Nizamuddin.

According to BCB officials the High Performance team will tour in Sri Lanka in July or August and later the Bangladesh ‘A’ team will also travel to Sri Lanka in September to play the reciprocal series.