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CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

BCB postpones Mujib Year cricket matches, concert

Published: March 11, 2020 20:22:17 | Updated: March 13, 2020 12:20:47


BCB postpones Mujib Year cricket matches, concert

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has postponed two Twenty20 matches between World XI and Asia XI and a concert, scheduled to take place in celebration of Mujib Year, the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The board took the decision as part of its precautionary step to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  The two-match series was scheduled to be held in Dhaka on March 21 and 22, reports UNB.

BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon informed the media about the development on Wednesday evening at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

“We’re facing some problems to host these two matches. So, we’ve decided to postpone them. We’ll inform you about updates later,” he told the media.

At the same time, a grand concert scheduled for March 18 in Dhaka has also been postponed indefinitely.

“We had two options regarding the concert. We would have hosted it in smaller scale or postpone it. We chose the second option. We’ll take a further decision after a month,” Nazmul added.

Before taking the decision, BCB has discussed the matter with the high officials of the government, he said.

Due to coronavirus, BCB might cancel their third and final phase of Pakistan tour for an ODI and one Test in Karachi. Nazmul said: “We’re thinking about it (to cancel Pakistan tour). We need to sit again for further discussions.”

BCB also restricted selling of tickets for the ongoing T20I series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

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