Coronavirus has smashed everything even if sports bodies/activities or economies and businesses. It has marked a full stop in front of all cricketing activities.
Cricketing scenarios have been paused and have been badly affected globally. The series, leagues, and tournaments got paused and still, there isn’t a major probability for kicking off.
New Zealand tour of Bangladesh and Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka were on their way to be started but both have them postponed amidst the Coronavirus.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were supposed to play three test matches in July-August whereas, New Zealand and Bangladesh were to take part in two test-series of the ICC World’s Test Championship.
New Zealand tour of Bangladesh and Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka postponed amidst the Coronavirus
“In the present COVID-19 pandemic scenario, hosting a full cricket series in August 2020 will be a challenge in terms of preparations and we cannot take chances with the safety and health of players, support staff and related stakeholders,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.
“Under these circumstances, the BCB and NZC have felt that the best way forward would be to defer the series.”
It is not been the first series or tour to get called off. Before these two, a number of tours as many as five have been called off and the other conclude tournaments and bilateral series as well.
However, West Indies have played their practicing warm-up match with England and the series will be resumed behind closed doors soon. Pakistan will be leaving for England as well and the first test will be played by 30th July.