Coronavirus: World XI versus Asia XI matches postponed
By: PTI | Dhaka |

Published: March 11, 2020 9:11:20 pm


The matches had been scheduled to be performed on March 21 and 22 in Dhaka. (File Photo)

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday postponed the upcoming World XI versus Asia XI matches, which might have marked the beginning centenary celebrations of father of the nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, owing to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The matches had been scheduled to be performed on March 21 and 22 in Dhaka and had been set to incorporate worldwide stars together with Virat Kohli, Lasith Malinga and Chris Gayle.

“There’s no guarantee that those who are supposed to play will be able to arrive, or can leave after the matches,” ESPNCricinfo quoted BCB president Nazmul Hasan as saying.

“There are a lot of restrictions, so we have deferred both programmes. We will organise after a month taking stock of the situation. It is postponed for the time being,” he added.

He stated that because of the lethal coronavirus that has already claimed over 4000 lives whereas infecting greater than 1 lakh individuals internationally. the matches have been “deferred” till additional discover.

The board additionally determined to postpone the AR Rahman live performance on the Shere Bangla National Stadium, which was to be part of the celebrations.

Bangladesh are presently enjoying a T20I sequence in opposition to Zimbabwe.

The coronavirus or COVID-19 has led to both cancellation or postponement of many sporting occasions internationally. Some fixtures are additionally being held.

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