Upcoming matches between Bangladesh and Pakistan became the latest cricket even to be postponed followed by the coronavirus outbreak globally. Two boards will discuss and decide future dates as reported.
PCB and BCB take call
No wonder the cricket tournaments all over the world had been called-off or postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Even the tournament like IPL faced the impact. So Pakistan Cricket Board and Bangladesh Cricket Board took the call on the upcoming one day game and the Test match in Karachi amid the increasing scare of the COVID-19. Bangladesh was scheduled to arrive on March 29 to play an ODI on April 1 and Test match from April 9. Both matches were to be hosted in Karachi. In fact, the Test was a part of World Test Championship of the International Cricket Council.
In an official statement, the Pakistan Cricket Board said they would try to look for an opportunity in future to complete the World Test Championship Test. “The two boards will now work together to identify a future opportunity to complete the ICC World Test Championship commitment,” the PCB said in a statement.
PSL schedule reduced
The first Test match of the series was played in February which Pakistan won by an innings and 44 runs. Like all other global sporting events, tournaments in Pakistan are also being cancelled to safeguard public health. The PCB also postponed the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament scheduled to be held from March 24. The Pakistan Super League schedule was revised and the duration was reduced.
Now the PSL matches are being played in empty stadiums in Lahore. Meanwhile, several foreign players have left for home location because of travel issues caused by pandemic all over the world. On Tuesday the PSL semi-finals will be held in Lahore followed by the final on Sunday in Gaddafi Stadium without the crowd.