BAN vs AFG: Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday said that they have scrapped one Test out of two from their upcoming home series against Afghanistan slated to begin in June. As per the original itinerary, Bangladesh is slated to host Afghanistan for two Tests along with three ODIs & Three T20Is. But due to a tight schedule & to prepare for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, they were forced to scalp one Test.
“We will play one Test along with T20Is and ODIs. There were two Tests but we have reduced it to one because our schedule is very tight (ahead of the next World Cup). We will play the other Test at some other time but for now, we are just playing one Test,” Yunus told reporters on Sunday (April 30).
BAN vs AFG: BCB will conduct a Training Camp ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023
“Look, the schedule will be prepared by ICC with the cooperation of India as they are the host. We are waiting for the schedule as we are yet to know in which venue we will playing and when we get that we can understand where we stand (as far as preparation is concerned),” Yunus added to his statement.
Yunus further said that the schedule is necessary for them to plan the training camp as before the World Cup Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled & after its conclusion they will hardly get any time to conduct a training camp. Thus having a schedule in hand will help them to fix the dates for Training Camp accordingly. He also said that if they cannot host a training camp in abroad it won’t be an issue for them as they will consider all the oDI fixtures ahead of the tournament as a preparatory ground.
Meanwhile,Bangladesh will next play three match ODI series against Ireland in England on May 9, 12 and 14. The ODI series will be a part of the World Cup Super League.
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