Australia will tour Bangladesh for a five-match T20I series starting August 3rd, confirmed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). The Australia team will comply with all COVID-19 related protocols and will serve the three-day mandatory quarantine before starting their training at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, the venue for all five T20Is.
“The BCB and Cricket Australia have worked tirelessly together for confirming the itinerary,” BCB’s chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said. “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 bio-security 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.”
Both Bangladesh and Australia are set to land in Dhaka on June 29. While Australia are locked in a three-match ODI series against West Indies, Bangladesh are playing Zimbabwe in T20Is. Both teams will play a practice game on August 1st before the series kicks off on August 3. The five T20Is will be played on 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9. This will be the first bilateral series between the two teams.
The Bangladesh vs Australia series will be the final opportunity for both teams to fine-tune their skills ahead of the T20 World Cup. The two teams have faced each other on four occasions, all in T20 World Cups and the Men in Yellow are yet to taste defeat.
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