Australia to play five T20s in Bangladesh

Australia want to visit Bangladesh for five Twenty20 internationals early next month, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced Thursday.

Visitors will land on July 29 ahead of the matches on August 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, likely behind closed doors.

BCB chief executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said the coronavirus pandemic made organizing the tour “a challenge.”

“I am happy to say that a comprehensive biosecurity plan is in place and will be implemented during the tour for the protection of players and staff of both teams and match officials,” he said.

Bangladesh is in the midst of a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases. Strict containment will resume next week after a break for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

More than a million Bangladeshis have now been infected and more than 18,000 have died – figures considered a glaring undercount.

Source: News24

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