The novel coronavirus has created a pandemic situation across the world. Almost 90,000 people have lost
Their lives due to this virus. Nobody knows when normalcy would return. Meanwhile, cricket has been badly hit because of coronavirus. Bangladesh-Australia’s two-match Test series has become the latest victim in this list. The teams were supposed to play two Test matches in Chattogram and Dhaka from 11 and 23 June 2020. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have jointly decided to postpone the series. This was a part of the ICC World Test Championship. Now the cricket board of both countries is looking at a suitable time so that the series can be arranged in the future. “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. To that end, the BCB will continue to work closely with CA with whom we share a history of support and cooperation,” said BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, as quoted by the official website of BCB.
This is definitely bad news for Bangladesh cricket fans. The tigers were gearing up for this important series against the Aussies. But for now, they have to wait an indefinite period of time. However, this will surely be a tough task. Almost all cricket matches have been stopped. All these matches will have to reschedule again. On top of that, the future schedules look absolutely chock-a-block. However, Cricket Australia’s CEO Kevin Roberts said, “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.”