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Australia tour of Bangladesh postponed to June 2020

Australia tour of Bangladesh postponed to June 2020

Australia were set to play a two-Test match series in February 2020 but now the bilateral tour has been postponed to June-July 2020. The reasons for the postponement remain unclear.

According to the ICC's Future Tours Program (FTP) Bangladesh were scheduled to host the series in February 2019 but now both parties have agreed to stage the proposed tour in June-July next year after mutual consensus. 

“According to the FTP, we were supposed to host two Tests in February but now the Test series will be played in June-July 2020,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operations chairman Akram Khan said while addressing the media. 

Also, the Twenty20 series has been rescheduled from October 2019 to 2021. The limited-overs leg of the Australia tour is placed right before the T20 World Cup next year.

“Initially we were expecting to host Australia for a two-match Twenty20 International series in October but now they have agreed to play three T20 internationals and it will be played ahead of the World T20, though we are yet to finalize the date,” Akram Khan added.  

Bangladesh will commence their World Test Championship journey against India on 14th November 2019 at Indore while Australia have already bagged 56 points after drawing the Ashes Test series.