Australia to play five T20Is on their tour of Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced that Australia will play two additional T20Is during their upcoming tour of Bangladesh.
New Zealand was originally scheduled to tour Bangladesh for a three-match T20I series
New Zealand was originally scheduled to tour Bangladesh for a three-match T20I series, followed by Australia, according to the original itinerary. However, due to a change in the schedule, the Australians will arrive first, after completing their tour of the West Indies in early August, followed by New Zealand.
“As you may have known, Australia have agreed to increase their T20I series from three to five matches,” BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told reporters. “It will be held over eight or nine days. We are trying to be well prepared for the World Cup T20,” he said.
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The board was not aiming to replace the now-empty June window
Following the formal suspension of the Asia Cup, Akram stated that the board was not aiming to replace the now-empty June window with an international series. Instead, the board plans to host the Dhaka Premier League beginning May 31.
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“We have a pretty packed scheduled. We will have club cricket after this (Sri Lanka) series. We will go to Zimbabwe, and afterwards we have Australia and New Zealand coming up,” said Akram.
”We also have to keep the cricketers’ bio-bubble and quarantine in mind. It is not always good to play a lot of cricket, so we have to think about our schedule after this series,” he added.