Bangladesh Awaits ICC Decision on Their Postponed Tour

Bangladesh Awaits ICC Decision on Their Postponed Tour

Bangladesh Awaits ICC Decision on Their Postponed Tour

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has stated that they are still waiting to hear from the ICC with regards to their postponed tour of Pakistan. 

Just recently, the Bangladesh team had a postponed tour of Pakistan which consisted of Tests and ODIs. Due to the pandemic, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a tentative future tours programme (FTP) until September 2022. Considering the Karachi Test as a part of the ICC Test Championship, the BCB now still awaits an official statement from the ICC. 

As per BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, ‘This is something that is still a work in process in ICC (as it is being part of ICC Test Championship) and no decision has been taken regarding it. Probably that is the reason no board is speaking regarding it. In the upcoming ICC meeting, a decision regarding it is expected to come. (We'll know) whether it will be rescheduled or the dates will be extended and how they will arrange the points’. 

In response, PCB media and communications director Sami ul Hasan said that their pending tour with Bangladesh is not included in the FTP as it was a part of the 2019-2020 season. He explained, ‘The Test and ODI are pending matches, which the two boards will try to arrange at a mutually agreed time. This series is included in the 2019-20 season. The FTP for the next 24 months we have shared includes tentative or confirmed tours, which shouldn't include Bangladesh's tour to Pakistan’. 

The first leg of the tour between Pakistan and Bangladesh was played last January in Lahore and Rawalpindi. There, Pakistan won the completed T20is as well as the lone Test match by 44 runs.  To further understand how these cricket formats are played, head over to Betwala. 

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