Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced of shortening the red-ball series home series against West Indies. Bangladesh is slated to host West Indies for three Tests, as many ODIs and two T20I matches in January.
But as per the latest development, BCB’s cricket operation chairman Akram Khan said that his counterpart has asked him to conclude the series early.
“There is a possibility that the series might be shortened as they want to complete the series as quickly as possible and in that case, one Test might be reduced,” Akram told Cricbuzz.
“The tour is confirmed and they are expected to arrive on January 7. We are in talks regarding the biosecurity and everything is moving positively. We are also talking regarding the duration of the quarantine.” he added.
Earlier, the BCB management had proposed a comprehensive COVID-19 plan for the series before proceeding with the series.
BCB has been putting its tooth and nail to reschedule its international fixture back on the foot post COVID-19 pandemic. Their tour of Sri Lanka was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 protocols set by the heath ministry of the island nation.
Before that, they had also postponed their tour of Pakistan back in March, followed by the white-ball tour of Ireland. Adding to the woes, Bangladesh’s tour of Australia and New Zealand was also postponed putting everything on backgear.