Zimbabwe to tour Bangladesh in November
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday has announced that they will host Zimbabwe for a two-match Test series in November to fill the void created by the postponement of the Australian tour.
According to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Future Tours Programme, Zimbabwe were scheduled to tour Bangladesh in January 2016 to play two Test matches, three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals.
The current agreement between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh will mean that the previous tour will be split into two parts with the limited overs leg part to be held in January 2016 as per the original schedule.
The president of the BCB, Nazmul Hasan, has revealed that the dates of the tour will be finalised during the ICC meeting in Dubai which will be held next week.
“Zimbabwe have principally agreed to tour Bangladesh in November.
“We will finalise the date with Zimbabwe officials during next week's ICC meeting in Dubai.”
Speaking about the postponed Australian tour, Hasan opined that the boards made their best efforts to ensure that the tour went ahead as per schedule.
“The ICC and CA tried their best to take the tour ahead, but what had happened was something beyond cricket as there was an alert issued.”
Earlier, Hasan also made it clear that he wanted the ICC to step in and take measures to deal with security issues in order to find a permanent solution to these types of situations.
The BCB has also decided to bid for the Asia Cup T20I Tournament, which will be held just prior to the 2016 edition of the ICC World T20.
Meanwhile, a South Africa Women’s tour of Bangladesh has also been postponed temporarily as the respective boards have decided to meet and discuss the security measures needed for the series.
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