Following reports and speculations it has now been confirmed that the Bangladesh Cricket Board will stage all the five T20Is against Australia in Dhaka owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, Cricket Australia (CA) had demanded that they would not want a second venue owing to the risks related to travelling amid a global health emergency.
This implies that all the matches of the series, scheduled to commence on August 2, will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
BCB agrees to all three conditions put forward by CA
Notably, Cricket Australia had not only put one-venue as a condition to play the bilateral series but also demanded two more things, both of which have been agreed upon by the Bangladesh Cricket Board. While the Australian board had wanted assurance that no outsider should be allowed to enter inside the team hotels, they also stated that only people responsible for maintaining the bio-secure bubble shall be allowed to enter the hotels.
The Bangladesh Board has agreed to all these conditions and are now set to host the country’s first ever bilateral series against Australia.
Bangladesh Cricket Board releases itinerary for Zimbabwe tour
Meanwhile, the BCB has also released its itinerary for the forthcoming Zimbabwe tour.
"The tour has finally been confirmed with ZC. As per the initial schedule, the team will leave on June 28 (now June 29), and the series will start on July 7. The schedule for the matches remains the same," said Akram Khan, the cricket operation committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, as quoted by Dhaka Tribune.
While the tour will begin with the one-off Test match to be played at the Queen’s Sports Club in Bulawayo from July 7, the white-ball leg is set to happen in Harare.