Australia’s two-Test tour of Bangladesh postponed amid COVID-19 threat


Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have decided to postpone the two-Test series that was scheduled for June 2020.

Australia were due to play the Tests in Chattogram and Dhaka between 11 and 23 June. The boards will now work together to find a suitable date to play the series once the situation becomes clearer.

“Postponing the tour is regrettable, but I would like to thank the Bangladesh Cricket Board for the open, honest and responsible discussions that led us to this mutually-agreed position,” CA chief Kevin Roberts said in a statement.

“The health of our people and communities is the number one priority for both Boards and that is reflected in the action we have taken in postponing the two Test matches. As we know, the global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honor our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date,” he added.

It must be noted that numerous series have been postponed due to persistent COVID-19 threat.

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