New Zealand cricket team’s tour of Bangladesh postponed.It was easy to assume that such a decision was coming. Another cricket series in Bangladesh was postponed. Bangladesh-New Zealand two-Test cricket series has been postponed due to coronavirus epidemic. The decision to suspend the series was taken with the consent of the cricket boards of both the countries. The two Tests were scheduled to be held in Bangladesh in August-September this year as part of the Test Championship.
Earlier in June, the Test series against Australia on Bangladesh soil was also postponed.
Commenting on the suspension of the New Zealand cricket team, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury Sujan said, ‘In such a situation, we cannot jeopardize the health protection and safety of the players, support staff and the rest of the stakeholders. And so the BCB and the New Zealand Cricket Board have decided to postpone the series in this situation. Although we know this decision will be very disappointing for all the players and cricket fans. But at the moment, the decision to postpone the series seems the most logical to us.’
The Bangladesh cricket team was scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in July. The BCB has not yet officially announced anything about that series. However, it is certain that the series of Bangladesh on Lankan soil is not happening now.
News Room, june 23,2020