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BCB and NZC agree to postpone Test series in August-September 2020

BCB and NZC agree to postpone Test series in August-September 2020
BCB and NZC agree to postpone Test series in August-September 2020
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have decided to postpone the upcoming Test series in August-September 2020 for a later date.

New Zealand were due in Bangladesh to play two matches of the ICC World Test Championship. The two boards will now work on identifying a suitable time to reschedule the series.

BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said: “In the present COVID-19 pandemic scenario, hosting a full cricket series in August 2020 will be a challenge in terms of preparations and we cannot take chances with the safety and health of players, support staff and related stakeholders.

‘Under these circumstances, the BCB and NZC have felt that the best way forward would be to defer the series. We realise that this will be hugely disappointing for the players and officials of both teams, not to mention the fans of the two nations but I must thank NZC for its understanding and for recognising the rationale behind such a decision.”