BCB postpones U16’s tour of India

DHAKA, The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) called off the Under-16’s tour of India in light of the growing concern regarding the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), which the World Health Organization (WHO) declared as pandemic.

The Junior Tigers are due to leave Bangladesh for India on March 20 to play

3 three-dayers and three one-day matches against Asam Under-16 team. However,

due to the outbreak of coronavirus the two boards reached a consensus to

postpone the tour for the time being.

The tour will be rescheduled when the situation becomes normal, said BCB

national game development manager AEM Kawsar.

“We were due to leave Bangladesh on March 20 and return on April 12 but in

the wake of the growing concerns of coronavirus, the tour is postponed for

the time being,” Kawsar said here on Wednesday.

“The tour will be rescheduled once the situation becomes normal,” he added.

Coronavirus earlier forced BCB to postpone the final leg of tour of

Pakistan, which involves one-off ODI and second World Test Championship game

in Karachi. Besides the second round of the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier League

(DPL) was also postponed. The BCB may postpone the DPL further.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)