Bangladesh vs Australia: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday stated it is optimistic about hosting Australia in August. Cricket Australia (CA) also announced the 18-member squad for the Bangladesh and West Indies tour on Wednesday. And they are slated to engage in five-match T20I series against Bangladesh.
However, the dates of the series have not been finalized yet but BCB affirmed that the final schedule will depend on bio-security arrangements and relevant government approvals.
As per Cricbuzz, Cricket Australia had filed a request stating that no outsider other than players and staff shall be allowed in the team hotel. And the players would also not undergo rigorous checking and immigration centre on their arrival in Dhaka. Instead, they would like to directly reach their team hotel without making any contact with anyone.
CA also demanded of playing all five matches of the series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. But BCB on the other hand had been considering multiple venues such as in Chattogram and Dhaka.
‘‘When the bilateral tour is on, there is a final confirmation between the two boards and they (CA) are right in stating that the tour is subject to confirmation as neither we nor they have confirmed the tour officially,” BCB CEO Nizamuddin told reporters on Wednesday.
“Still we are working on that (demand put up by CA) and what they are saying is not impossible to implement I guess,” he said.
“Already we are talking with the hotel authorities and concerned ministries regarding the home series against Australia. We are expecting a formal confirmation but obviously, there are some challenges and we can say something concrete about it only after confirming it with respective authorities.” he further stated.
Australia will first go to West Indies in July for the white-ball series before arriving in Bangladesh in August.
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