Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are working with the respective Cricket Board’s for rescheduling the postponed series due the worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic. Already BCB and Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) agreed for the postponed series to play in the October. The first Test of the series are expected to start from October 24.
BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury spoke about the other three series in a media briefing today at Sher-e-Bangla Nantional Cricket Stadium. “In the last few months our four series were postponed against Australia, Ireland, Sri Lanka and New Zealand due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Also only Test against Pakistan. It is only one Test so we will need a small window. We are hopeful to find a time for arranging the Test anytime soon.’
BCB are in talks with the New Zealand Cricket Board for reschedule the postponed series. BCB also discussing with Australia and Ireland series about the possibility of rescheduling the two postponed series in ICC Test Championship and ICC ODI League.
‘We have already discussed with New Zealand Cricket Board about the postponed series to reschedule in the middle of next year. The Sri Lanka series is already fixed. Apart from that we are also in talk with Australia and Ireland Cricket Board. We will try to arrange the Australia series in a appropriate time.’
‘About the Australia series it will be also important for them find a suitable free time from their busy schedule. But we will try to arrange the series in the specific time as we have to maintain the time schedule set by ICC for the Test Championship. The ODI series against Ireland is part of the ODI League. So we are planning the play that series in a extended time period given by ICC.” Nizam Uddin Chowdhury added.