The Australian Men’s Team is set to arrive in Bangladesh on 29th June for a five-match T20 series, the Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday. Australia recently suffered a T20I series defeat at the hands of the West Indies. They are currently participating in a three-match ODI series against the same opposition.
Australia will play a five-match T20 International series against Bangladesh between 3rd and 9th August 2021. Upon arrival in Bangladesh, the visitors will undergo a strict three-day quarantine, after which they will begin training at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
“The BCB and Cricket Australia have worked tirelessly together for confirming the itinerary. Naturally this was a challenge due to the Covid-19 pandemic as ensuring health safety and security is a priority prerequisite for holding any cricket series in these times. I am pleased to say that a comprehensive biosecurity plan is in place and will be implemented during the tour for the protection of players and staff of the two teams and the match officials.”BCB’s chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury
As per reports, the match officials participating in the series have already been quarantined. Bangladesh team which is currently in Zimbabwe will head straight to the team hotel in Dhaka after arriving in the home country.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board had been planning the series against Australia for quite some time. However, the security arrangements posed an immense challenge.
Currently, Bangladesh is enduring the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. As many as 173 deaths were being reported on Wednesday, taking the tally to 18.498.
The T20 series will mark Australia’s first tour to Bangladesh since 2017. The Aussies last tour Bangladesh for a two-match Test series in 2017.