24 June, 2020

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic - New Zealand tour of Bangladesh has been postponed on Tuesday.

Black Caps were slated to play two Tests in August-September this year as part of the ICC World Test Championship.

Three Bangladeshi players, including Nazmul Islam, Nafees Iqbal and the former ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, have tested positive for the deadly contagion.

“In the present COVID-19 pandemic scenario, hosting a full cricket series in August 2020 will be a challenge in terms of preparations,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said in a statement.

“Under these circumstances, the BCB and NZC (New Zealand Cricket) have felt that the best way forward would be to defer the series,” he added.

The governing bodies from both sides were working on a new schedule for the Test series.

Bangladesh has so far reported more than 100k coronavirus cases with over 1,500 mortality.

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