Tigers to tour New Zealand next year
Bangladesh’s home and away series against New Zealand have been postponed this year due to the corona pandemic. However, the Tigers will play those two series next year.
The Tigers will tour New Zealand in February. The Kiwis will then visit Bangladesh in the middle of the same year.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters on Tuesday.
Bangladesh was scheduled to travel to New Zealand in September-October this year to play a three-match T20 series, mainly in preparation for the T20 World Cup. However, the World Cup has been postponed due to corona. Now, the Tigers are scheduled to tour New Zealand in February next year to play the postponed series.
“One of the four series that the New Zealand Cricket Board has mentioned is our tour in New Zealand,” said Nizamuddin. “It will be in February next year, that’s the plan.”
On the other hand, New Zealand was scheduled to visit Bangladesh this year to play a two-match Test series in August-September as part of the World Test Championship. The series is set to take place in the middle of next year.
Regarding the Tigers’ home series, the chief executive said: “We have reached an agreement with the New Zealand Cricket Board that we will confirm the series in the middle of next year.”
The BCB chief executive also spoke about the postponed tour of Australia and Ireland. “We are also in talks with the Australia and Ireland Cricket Board,” he said.