COVID-19 interrupts Pakistan’s tour to Bangladesh


LAHORE: Pakistan U19 team’s tour to Bangladesh has been rescheduled due to ongoing lockdown amid rising COVID-19 cases in the touring country. 

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the tour has been delayed by six days and the green shirts will now depart for Bangladesh on April 17 instead of April 11.

With no change in the number of matches, Pakistan U19 and Bangladesh U19 will play a four-day match in Sylhet from 23 April, followed by a series of five 50-over matches. The first three 50-over matches will be played in Sylhet followed by the last two matches in Dhaka.

Meanwhile, the final 17-member squad for the tour will be announced shortly. The squad will continue to train in Lahore till their departure. From 12 April, the camp that is presently taking place at the Gaddafi Stadium will be shifted to the National High-Performance Centre.

Tour revised schedule:

17 April – Departure for Dhaka
23-26 April – Four-day match; SICS, Sylhet
30 April – 1st 50-over match; SICS, Sylhet
2 May – 2nd 50-over match; SICS, Sylhet
4 May – 3rd 50-over match; SICS, Sylhet
7 May – 4th 50-over match; SBNCS, Dhaka
9 May – 5th 50-over match; SBNCS, Dhaka
10 May – Team return to Pakistan

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