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Bangladesh Tour of Pakistan Postponed Due to Coronavirus Threat

By: Cricketnext Staff

Last Updated: March 16, 2020, 13:35 IST

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Interestingly, PCB is going ahead with the Pakistan Super League, which has entered the knockout stages now.

The upcoming One-Day International and Test in Karachi between Pakistan and Bangladesh have been postponed indefinitely following the COVID-19 situation.

The two teams were scheduled to play a one-off ODI on April 1 before the second Test from April 5. They had already played the first Test of the series from February 7, with Pakistan winning by an innings and 44 runs.

“The two boards will now work together to identify a future opportunity to complete the ICC World Test Championship commitment,” PCB said in a statement on Monday.

Meanwhile, the PCB has also indefinitely postponed the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament, which was scheduled to start from March 25.

Interestingly, PCB is going ahead with the Pakistan Super League, which has entered the knockout stages now. However, plenty of overseas players have left the competition owing to the spread of the virus.

The rapid spread of the disease has led to the sporting calendar around the world coming to a virtual standstill. Australia’s ODI series against New Zealand was called off, as was India’s ODI series against South Africa. Both series were to be held in empty stadia before being called off altogether.

England also postponed their two-match Test series in Sri Lanka while the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was due to start on March 29, has also been suspended till April 15.

first published:March 16, 2020, 12:52 IST
last updated:March 16, 2020, 13:35 IST