England’s white-ball tour of Bangladesh this autumn is plunged into doubt after a surge in Covid circumstances and a conflict with the rescheduled IPL
- An increase in coronavirus circumstances in Bangladesh has put England’s tour in doubt
- A conflict with the rescheduled IPL is additionally behind the potential postponement
- Meanwhile, Pakistan authorities say England’s deliberate go to is not beneath menace
England’s white-ball tour of Bangladesh within the autumn is in doubt as a result of of considerations over a current surge in Covid circumstances and a conflict with the rescheduled IPL.
Eoin Morgan’s aspect are as a consequence of fly to Dhaka in late September for 3 one-day internationals and three Twenty20s, earlier than heading to Pakistan for a pair of T20s on October 14 and 15 – half of their preparation for the T20 World Cup within the UAE.
But it is understood the Bangladesh Cricket Board are contemplating suspending England’s go to – a transfer that might go down nicely with their Indian counterparts, who’re eager for as many of the 2 nations’ star gamers to participate within the IPL as doable.
England’s tour of Bangalesh to play three one-day internationals in September is in doubt
Eoin Morgan’s aspect are as a consequence of fly to Daka however Bangladesh are contemplating suspending the tour
Ashley Giles, the ECB’s managing director of England males’s cricket, just lately stated the worldwide recreation would take precedence after dates emerged for the IPL, which was postponed mid-tournament in early May as a result of of the pandemic.
But the choice may very well be taken out of their palms by the BCB, who’re at all times eager to keep up shut hyperlinks with India’s organising physique the BCCI.
Meanwhile, Pakistan authorities have denied that England’s deliberate go to – their first to the nation since 2005-06 – is beneath menace. PCB chairman Ehsan Mani advised Sportsmail: ‘Wasim Khan has been in discussions with the ECB and agreed the tour preparations with Tom Harrison. As far as we’re involved, the go to is going forward.’
But the two-match journey finishes solely eight days earlier than England are as a consequence of play their first recreation within the T20 World Cup in opposition to Australia, leaving little time for quarantine preparations heading into the UAE. Those are nonetheless being mentioned between the ICC and Emirati governments.
And that might liberate English gamers to participate within the IPL.
A postponement transfer would go down nicely with Bangladesh’s Indian counterparts