Bangladesh, who were expected to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is have canceled one of the Test from the series. In a big update, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has canceled one Test citing their tight schedule. In order to prepare for the upcoming 50-over World Cup, which will be held in India later this year, BCB Cricket Operation Chairman Jalal Yunus told reporters that their schedule was extremely tight.
The series is scheduled to be played in June this year in Bangladesh. The series will now feature a one-off Test, three ODIs and three T20Is. “Along with T20Is and ODIs, we will play one Test. Due to our extremely tight schedule (ahead of the next World Cup), there were originally two Tests, but we have now only conducted one. We are only playing one Test right now, but we will play the other one at a later date”, Yunus told reporters on Sunday, April 30.
Bangladesh has done well in the sub-continent region in recent times. This can prove helpful for them as the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup is to be played in India later this year. T he BCB is also planning to organise a 10-day camp in Bangalore before the upcoming ODI World Cup but nothing has been finalised yet.