Bangladesh eye Sri Lanka series, no plan on incomplete Pakistan trip

August 12, 2020 | By

Karachi: The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic had pushed back the remaining part of the Bangladesh tour to Pakistan indefinitely however because of gradual resumption of bilateral cricket events it was expected to hear something in this regard however no fresh talks took place, between Pakistan and Bangladesh Cricket Boards, in this connection.

Talking to this correspondent Mohammed Jalal Yunus, Director Bangladesh Cricket Board’s media and communications committee, dismissed the possibility of a Pakistan tour in the near future to complete mutual agreement.

“Sri Lanka’s covid situation is much better than any other country at the moment therefore we are finalising a tour to Sri Lanka only”, Jalal Yunus said.

“Sri Lanka tour will probably held from mid October to mid November this year”, Jalal Yunus added.

After lengthy discussions, Bangladesh’s tour to Pakistan was finally agreed with a split itinerary into three legs. The T20Is series took place in January followed by the first Test in early February.

Pakistan won the T20I series 2–0, with the third match abandoned due to rain.

Pakistan clinched the first Test by an innings, to take a 1–0 lead in the series.

Bangladesh were scheduled to return to Pakistan in April to play a Test and one-off ODI however the Covid-19 breakout hampered the plan.

On the other hand sources said that, Bangladesh are likely to arrive in Sri Lanka on October 24th to play Test and limited overs series.

“Bangladesh want three Test and as many T20I matches while Sri Lanka want lesser Test matches. Negotiations at this point are still ongoing”, the source said.

“Bangladesh are also planning to take young players along to provide practice to the national team due to non availability of side matches”, the source added.

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