The two-match T20 series between World XI and Asia XI has been postponed due to fears surrounding the spread of the coronavirus. The series featuring a horde of cricketing superstars was planned to commemorate the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, referred to as the founder of the nation.
The two matches were scheduled to be held in Dhaka with the likes of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Jonny Bairstow and KL Rahul set to take part in the clashes. The matches were going to be preceded by a grand concert by AR Rahman but now both events have been deferred for an indefinite period.
“We had two options in our hand. We were supposed to hold a concert on the 18th. We initially had plans to do it on a small scale. But we have decided to do it in a grand manner. That’s why we have decided to defer it for the moment, and not do it on a small scale,” BCB chief Nazmul Hassan stated.