Bangladesh cancels Sri Lanka tour, postpone series with New Zealand

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Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday decided to postpone the tour of Sri Lanka in view of rising cases of Corona epidemic. Bangladesh team was to go to Sri Lanka to play Test series in July, which the board has decided to cancel at present. Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has also been found to be corona infected.

On Tuesday, the Bangladesh Cricket Board had informed that it was not ready to host the New Zealand team. The tour of the Kiwi team is currently being postponed due to an outbreak of Corona infection. Nowadays, the board has informed that their team will not go to Sri Lanka. The plan to postpone the three-Test series in July has been decided for the time being.

The International Cricket Council has also confirmed this news. The ICC has given information about the postponement of Bangladesh’s Sri Lanka tour through the official Twitter account. It has been written that the decision has been taken to postpone the Bangladesh cricket team’s tour of Sri Lanka next month. 

Significantly, cases of corona have increased in Bangladesh at this time and cricketers have also come in its grip. Spinner Najmul Islam, fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza and brother of opener Tamim Iqbal have been found to be Corona Test positive. Now, as the number of coronae infected is increasing in the country, the board does not want to host a foreign team.