England Men’s team white-ball tour of Bangladesh comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is, which was scheduled to be held in September, has now been rescheduled. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the news on Tuesday.
The ECB and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have mutually agreed to reschedule the series of England Men’s team tour of Bangladesh for the month of March. England and Bangladesh will be playing three ODIs and as many as T20 internationals Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka and Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
“The tour is planned to take place in the first two weeks of March 2023, with three ODIs and three T20Is due to take place at the SBNCS, Dhaka, and the ZACS, in Chattogram”England and Wales Cricket Board
This comes as a sigh of relief for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as with the latest development, the England players can now participate in the second leg of IPL 2021, which is scheduled to start from 19th September. The BCCI has confirmed that all the England players will be participating in the remainder of the tournament.
The postponement has opened the doors for the English players to use IPL as a preparatory ground for the T20 World Cup, which gets underway right after the IPL.
Speaking on the development, the sources highlighted the brilliant relationship between ECB and BCCI secretory, Jay Shah.
“The English players will be available for the resumption of the IPL in the UAE. The BCCI has the green signal. This shows the brilliant working relationship that the secretary has with not just the ECB, but also the BCB,” the source said.
Last month, the BCCI confirmed the schedule for the second leg of the tournament. The remaining 31 games will be played in 27 days. The season will resume on 19th September. Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians in the opening clash.