Friday, September 24 2021, 6:06 am

Bangladesh-New Zealand series postponed amid Covid-19 fear

Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced that, The Test series which was due to be played between Bangladesh and New Zealand in August and September this year is postponed due to Covid-19 situation.

The two-match series will now be rescheduled for a later date, which is currently unidentified.

BCB Chief Executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said, “In the present coronavirus pandemic scenario, hosting a full cricket series in August 2020 will be a challenge in terms of preparations and we cannot take chances with the safety and health of players, support staff and related stakeholders,”

“Under these circumstances, the BCB and NZC have felt that the best way forward would be to defer the series. We realise that this will be hugely disappointing for the players and officials of both teams, not to mention the fans of the two nations but I must thank NZC for its understanding and for recognising the rationale behind such a decision,” he added.

Bangladesh are scheduled to tour Sri Lanka in July-August, though, the series is still in jeopardy due to the coronavirus situation.

However, BCB and Sri Lanka Cricket are yet to say anything final about this series’ fate.

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