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Bangladesh announces Australia tour date

Staff Correspondent
22 Jul 2021 13:01:41 | Update: 22 Jul 2021 13:01:41
Bangladesh announces Australia tour date

The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Thursday that Australian cricket team would visit the country as per schedule in late July to play five Twenty20 internationals against the hosts. 

The Aussies will land in Dhaka on July 29 before playing the matches respectively on August 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9. 

All the matches will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. 

The Australian cricket team was scheduled to tour Bangladesh in June 2020 for a Test series, which was a part of the World Test Championship. But due to the Covid-19 situation then, they had cancelled the tour. 

“The BCB and Cricket Australia have worked tirelessly together for confirming the itinerary,” said BCB chief executive officer BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury.

“Naturally this was a challenge due to the Covid-19 pandemic as ensuring health safety and security is a priority prerequisite for holding any cricket series in these times. 

“I am pleased to say that a comprehensive bio-security plan is in place and will be implemented during the tour for the protection of players and staff of the two teams and the match officials,” he said.

More than a million Bangladeshis have now been infected and over 18,000 have died -- figures seen as a gross undercount. 

The Australia cricket team will take a chartered flight from the Caribbean, where they are touring currently, to Dhaka next week. They will travel to the team hotel directly from the airport. 

While travelling to the team hotel from the airport, the Australian team members will not require traditional immigration procedures at the airport to avert Covid-19 risks.