Bangladesh cancels one Test match from upcoming home series against Afghanistan


Dhaka, May 1 (Hindustan Times). The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said that they have canceled one Test from the upcoming home series against Afghanistan, scheduled for June. As per the original schedule, Bangladesh was to host Afghanistan for a series consisting of two Tests along with three ODIs and three T20Is. But due to a busy schedule, he had to cancel a Test match.

BCB Cricket Operations President Jalal Yunus told reporters that his schedule was very busy and he wanted to focus more on white-ball cricket to prepare for the 50-over World Cup to be held in India later this year.


p style=”text-align: justify;”>”We will play one Test along with T20s and ODIs. There were two Tests but we have reduced it to one because our schedule is very tight (before the next World Cup). We will play the second Test at some other time,” Younis told reporters. But right now we are playing just one Test.”

Meanwhile, BCB was planning to organize a 10-day long skill camp in Bengaluru or UAE but they are yet to finalize. Yunus said that if he could not organize any skill camp abroad, he would prepare at home before the World Cup.

He said, ‘Look, the ICC will prepare the program in collaboration with India because they are the hosts. We are waiting for the schedule as we don’t know yet at which venue we will play and when we get to know, we can understand where we stand.

He said, “The practice camp is related to the schedule and if we get the date, we can plan something, because you all know that before that we have the Asia Cup and after that we hardly get any time. The schedule should be as early as possible as it is very important for us to plan our preparations ahead of the tournament.”

“I don’t think it will be a big problem for us if we cannot prepare abroad. Whatever ODIs we play before the World Cup, we will consider it as part of the preparation for the mega tournament,” he said. Bangladesh left for England on 1 May to play three ODIs against Ireland, which would take place on 9, 12 and 14 May at Chelmsford. It will be part of the World Cup Super League.


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