Bangladesh‘s tour of Pakistan in April is the latest international sporting event to have fallen foul of coronavirus pandemic with the cricket boards of the two nations announcing indefinite postponement. Also Read - Don't Panic, This is Delhi Government's WhatsApp Number: Kejriwal on Delhi's Corona Battle
Bangladesh were to tour Pakistan in April for the third and final leg during which they were to play one ODI on April 1 and the second match of the ICC World Test Championship from April 5 onwards. Also Read - Air India Halts All Bookings Till April 30, But What About Employees' Pay?
However, both will now be played at a later date. Also Read - National Security Act: How Coronavirus Outbreak in India Brought About a Security Emergency
“The Pakistan and Bangladesh cricket boards have decided to postpone the upcoming One-Day International and Test in Karachi for a later date,” PCB said in a statement on Monday. “The two boards will now work together to identify a future opportunity to complete the ICC World Test Championship commitment.”
The first Test of the series was played in Rawalpindi from 7-10 February, which the hosts went on to win by an innings and 44 runs.
Bangladesh were due to arrive in Karachi on 29 March.
PCB has also indefinitely postponed the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament, which was scheduled to start from 25 March.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) continues with a changed schedule after the coronavirus threat. The playoffs have been replacing by two semi-finals both of which will be played on March 17 at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore.
The final will be played on March 18 at the same venue.