Bangladesh considers rescheduling Zimbabwe Tests

Bangladesh considers rescheduling Zimbabwe Tests

By Agencies

Bangladesh Cricket Board cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus hinted that they were thinking of rescheduling the Test series against Zimbabwe in April-May with the forthcoming ICC Twenty20 World Cup in mind.

As per the Future Tours Plan of ICC, Zimbabwe are scheduled to feature in two Tests alongside the five T20Is against the Tigers right before the T20 World Cup, which starts on June 1 with USA taking on Canada in the opening clash in Dallas and Bangladesh will play their first game in the tournament against Sri Lanka on June 7.

‘We might shift it [the Test series] to somewhere else. For now, we can affirm unofficially that we are trying for that. We are yet to reach an agreement with Zimbabwe regarding the itinerary,’ said Yunus on Tuesday.

‘So it is difficult to comment on it right now. If we do, it would shift the series to later, although it is not confirmed as of yet.’

Considering the T20I games as preparation ahead of the approaching T20 World Cup, Yunus added that they were also thinking of scrapping a Test.

‘There are two Tests and five T20Is. But the T20Is are very important here. We are yet to settle on it. We will be trying to reduce a Test,’ he said.

The United States and West Indies will host the 2024 edition of the ICC T20 World Cup.