COVID-19: Australia Tour of Bangladesh 'Unlikely' to Go Ahead

Melbourne: Australia Check skipper Tim Paine has mentioned that the groups upcoming tour to Bangladesh slated to be held in June is unlikely, conceding that one doesnt should be an “Einstein” for that amid the worldwide disaster attributable to coronavirus pandemic.

Australia are slated to play a two-Check collection in opposition to Bangladesh starting June 11 in Chattogram, adopted by the second match beginning June 19 in Dhaka. The collection is a part of the ICC World Check Championship and 120 factors might be at stake for each the groups.

“You do not have to be Einstein to understand (the Bangladesh tour) might be unlikely to go forward, notably in June. Whether or not it is cancelled or pushed again, we’re not fairly positive in the meanwhile,” Paine was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) at the moment has the WTC remaining marked down for June 2021, and Paine has advised there may very well be scope to rearrange cancelled Check collection earlier than then.

“I hope they do not push it again too far for my sake, that is for positive,” mentioned Paine.

“Some collection have been cancelled and whether or not ones going ahead are going to be regularly cancelled or we will postpone them (is unsure).

“Perhaps the gamers are going to should undergo a interval the place we play fairly a little bit of cricket if we wish to full the Check Championship as it’s,” the 35-year-old.

In case the collection go as scheduled and Australia handle a 2-Zero collection win over Bangladesh, it might see the second-placed Aussies (at the moment on 296 factors on the WTC standings) take all 120 factors on provide, which means they might overtake India (360 factors) forward of the Border-Gavaskar collection in Australia this coming summer season.

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