Australia tour of Bangladesh in the month of June has been cancelled. The two-match Test series was scheduled to be played this summer but it has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. Cricket all over the world has come to a halt due to global pandemic. Bangladesh Cricket Board and Cricket Australia came to an agreement to reschedule the tour and also confirmed the news through press release. The two cricket boards will be looking for a future window to play Test series, which will also be a part of ICC World Test Championship.
Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhary said, “Due to coronavirus pandemic across the globe, this seemed to be the most sensible decision.” The cancellation of the tour will also be a huge disappointment among players and fans from both the cricket teams.
The two-match Test series was scheduled to be played at Chittagong from June 11 and Dhaka from 19th June. Australia was scheduled to play a four-day practice game before the opening Test at Chittagong. Initially, the series was scheduled to be played in February but was pushed back to June. On their last trip to the country in 2017, Australia managed to draw the two-match Test series against Bangladesh.
Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts said, “Cancellation of the tour was a tough decision, but would like to appreciate the cooperation shown by Bangladesh Cricket Board, which helped us make such a decision. The health of cricket players and communities is the biggest priority for both cricket boards which led to tour being postponed.
Bangladesh was scheduled to tour Ireland and England before hosting Australia for the two-match Test series. Bangladesh was scheduled to play three-match one-day series against Ireland I Belfast. The side was also going to be play four-match T20I series in England. Both the series has been postponed due to Covid-19 Pandemic.