The BCB was forced to postpone the World XI-Asia XI Series as a safety precaution against the global pandemic Coronavirus.
In honour of the centenary birthday of their father of the nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh was supposed to host a two-match T20Is between Asia XI and World XI. The game was scheduled to take place in Dhaka on March 21-22 as part of the nation’s celebration.
The game would have been a highlight of the celebration as it had already dropped its lineup of high-profile cricket players for both Asia XI and World XI squads. Some of those who were included were Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, and Faf du Plessis.
However, the Coronavirus situation which the world faces had caused the entire celebration to be postponed to prevent an outbreak. Aside from the World XI-Asia XI series, Bangladesh was also supposed to have an AR Rahman concert set on the 18th of March. The local government, as well as the BCB, thinks that it’s best to defer the celebration after a few months for the people’s safety.
Bangladesh had seen panic among its citizens after there had been three confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country on the first week of March. The Tigers just wrapped up a T20I series against Zimbabwe which had strict implementations on the ticket selling for the audience’s safety.
The World XI - Asia XI series is comprised of two T20Is. The series’ new schedule is yet to be announced as the world is still facing the global pandemic. To further understand T20Is, check out Betwala.
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