The procession of the cricket series which was postponed due to coronavirus is not stopping. This time the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand has been postponed. According to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Future Tour Program (FTP), the series was scheduled to take place in August-September this year.
Although New Zealand is Covid-19 free, Bangladesh is going through a difficult time. The number of Covid-19 patients is increasing. In such a situation, the cricket boards of the two countries have jointly decided to postpone the series.
The series will be held at an appropriate time, the BCB said in a press release. The two matches of the ICC Test Championship were scheduled to take place in August-September.
BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said, “At the current stage of the Covid-19 virus situation, it will be difficult to hold a full series in August in view of the preparations.” We cannot take risks with the health and safety of the players and staff. In this situation, BCB and NZC think that postponing the series is the right way.
The number of coronaviruses infected in Bangladesh so far is about 1 lakh 20 thousand. Dead in 1502. Earlier, the Australian team’s tour of Bangladesh was postponed due to Corona’s hand. Steven Smith was scheduled to come to Bangladesh to play two Tests in June. The tour of Ireland last May was also postponed.