Bangladesh’s tour of Ireland and England in May has been postponed due to the spread of COVID-19. As per the schedule three ODIs and four T20s were scheduled to be held in Ireland and England from 14 to 29 May but due to the current pandemic situation the tournament has been called off. All cricketing activities in England is shut down until May 28.
Ireland Cricket Chief Executive Warren Deutrom said, “Looking at the massive scale of COVID-19 pandemic, and on the advice of both the governments and partner boards, it became impossible to proceed with the series as per the schedule”. “We have the responsibility to protect the well-being of players, coaches, fans and the people in the community, and looking at these factors we will always take a safety-first approach for all the upcoming operations in the coming months. We will continuously monitor the situation and will take up necessary steps with consulting relevant sports bodies, public agencies and our stakeholders here and abroad and will update you further about the home season which will start in due course”.
He further added, “Thanks to the Bangladesh Cricket Board for co-operating with us in reaching this decision, we will further co-operate with them at establishing fresh new dates for the series when this situation gets in control and we are all in a position to plan about the future without the fear of uncertainty”.
Even Ireland’s tour for Zimbabwe has been called off also one ODI and second test match between Bangladesh and Pakistan in Karachi, scheduled for the start of April has been suspended due to the spread of novel Coronavirus.
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