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Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2020 | PCB postpone the remainder of series against Bangladesh due to coronavirus outbreak

  • Pakistan were scheduled to play one ODI and a remaining Test match against Bangladesh.
  • England's tour of Sri Lanka, South Africa's tour of India, New Zealand's tour of Australia have already been canceled.
Aakash Arya
ANALYST
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Modified 17 Mar 2020, 16:33 IST

Pakistan Cricket Team
Pakistan Cricket Team

Bangladesh's remainder of the tour of Pakistan, which had been making headlines due to security reasons, has now been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The one-off ODI scheduled for April 1st and the Test match set to be played from April 5th at the National Stadium in Karachi were postponed according to PCB's media release.

The recent outbreak has caused cancellations and abandonment of numerous sporting events around the globe and with the number of virus cases increasing in the Indian sub-continent, PCB and BCB mutually decided to end the tour due to the current crisis and find a suitable window later. Pakistan had defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 44 runs in the first Test held in Rawalpindi and were on course for a Test series whitewash. Both Tests are a part of the World Test Championship.

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England's tour of Sri Lanka, South Africa's tour of India, New Zealand's tour of Australia along with various domestic cricket engagements in different parts of the world have already been called off as the World Health Organisation declared it as a pandemic. According to the press release, the Pakistan Cup which was set to start from March 25th, was also indefinitely postponed to a later date.

Published 16 Mar 2020, 17:15 IST
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