KARACHI: The Pakistan and Bangladesh cricket boards have decided to postpone the upcoming One-Day International and Test in Karachi for a later date.
The two boards will now work together to identify a future opportunity to complete the ICC World Test Championship commitment. The first Test of the series was played in Rawalpindi from 7-10 February, which Pakistan won by an innings and 44 runs.
The Bangladesh men’s national cricket team was due to arrive in Karachi on March 29 to play an ODI on April 1 and the second ICC World Test Championship Test from April 5 to 9.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board has also indefinitely postponed the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament, which was scheduled to start from March 25.
On March 13, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had officially confirmed that 10 foreign players and one coach had decided not to any further participate in the Pakistan Super League 2020 amid concerns of coronavirus.
“The next matches will be played behind closed doors and only event accredited personnel will be allowed to enter the venue,” PCB had said.
All players and players support personnel had been given the option to withdraw from the PSL 2020. should they wish to do so.
The following players had confirmed they would not take any further part in the PSL 2020: Karachi Kings – Alex Hales; Multan Sultans – Rilee Rossouw and James Vince; Peshawar Zalmi – Tom Banton, Carlos Brathwaite, Liam Dawson, James Foster (coach), Lewis Gregory and Liam Livingstone; and Quetta Gladiators – Jason Roy and Tymal Mills.
As per the event regulations, the teams were allowed player replacements, following approval by the Event Technical Committee.