Australia’s Test and T20I tours of Bangladesh have been postponed to a later date for undisclosed reasons.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Monday, 23 September, that a two-Test series that was to take place in February next year has been pushed to June-July, while the T20I series, originally scheduled to take place in October this year, has been moved to 2021, before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Both boards concurred on the decision.
"According to the FTP, we were supposed to host two Tests in February, but now the Test series will be played in June-July 2020," Akram Khan, the BCB’s cricket operations chairman, told reporters.
"Initially, we were expecting to host Australia for a two-match Twenty20 International series in October, but now they have agreed to play three T20 internationals and it will be played ahead of the World T20 in India, though we are yet to finalise the date."
The Tests are a part of Bangladesh’s World Test Championship campaign, which kicks off in November, with a two-Test series in India. Australia began theirs with the five-Test Ashes series in England, from which they came away with 56 points.
India, No.1 on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings, are the leaders, and the only undefeated team among those whose cycles are underway, having returned from the West Indies with 120 points thanks to a 2-0 sweep.
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