Coronavirus: Last leg of Bangladesh’s tour of Pakistan postponed

8:04 AM GMT

    Umar FarooqPakistan correspondent, ESPNcricinfo

    The Pakistan and Bangladesh cricket boards have agreed to postpone the upcoming third leg of their sequence, of 1 ODI and a Take a look at in Karachi in early April, in mild of rising issues across the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and journey restrictions all over the world.The Bangladesh squad was attributable to arrive in Karachi on March 29 to play an ODI on April 1 and the second World Take a look at Championship match from April 5. The boards will discover home windows to finish the sequence in addition to slot in one other Take a look at match, scheduled for March 2021.Regardless of the cancellation of the tour, and of cricket and different sports activities occasions all over the world following the unfold of the pandemic, the PSL has continued to run after getting permission from the federal government of Punjab – the video games are being performed behind closed doorways to empty stands, and the schedule has been tweaked to shave 4 days off the unique.As such, although, the province – of which Lahore, the venue of the knockout matches, is part – is beneath Part 144, a legislation that bans all personal and public sports activities exercise in addition to different public gatherings. However, however the rules, each the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi and Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore have had a big presence of mediapersons through the video games, and post-match presentation ceremonies and press conferences have been pretty crowded with representatives of the PCB and different stakeholders in attendance.As for the abroad presence within the PSL, over a dozen cricketers have left Pakistan for house, with Chris Lynn changing into the most recent to go away, his choice changing into public quickly after he hit a match-winning century in opposition to Multan Sultans to place his group Lahore Qalandars within the PSL knockouts for the primary time.The PCB has responded to the exodus of international gamers by permitting groups to finish their XIs with native gamers as wanted, and in addition change the abroad gamers with native ones.In the meantime, the PCB has additionally indefinitely postponed the home Pakistan Cup one-day event, that includes six provincial groups, which was scheduled to start out on March 25 and run till April 24, with matches performed in Karachi, Multan, Lahore and Faisalabad.


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