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Australia tour of Bangladesh postponed

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The cricket boards of Australia and Bangladesh have decided to postpone the two-Test series between the sides, which had been scheduled for June.

Australia were scheduled to play Tests in Chattogram and Dhaka, starting 11 June, as part of the ICC World Test Championship. However, the global health crisis has forced a rethink.

No new dates have been announced for the series, with the Bangladesh Cricket Board and Cricket Australia pledging to work together to reschedule it in a more favourable climate.

Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, BCB CEO, said in a statement: "This is understandably disappointing for players and fans of both sides. However, in the current global scenario of the COVID-19 outbreak and considering the nature of the health emergency, the BCB and CA are in agreement that this is the most sensible and practical decision. We hope that the situation will improve soon and we are able to hold this series at a convenient time in the near future.”

"Postponing the tour is regrettable," Kevin Roberts, Cricket Australia CEO, added. "The health of our people and communities is the number one priority ... The global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honour our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date."

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