Australia call off hosting Bangladesh tour

Kalerkantho Online   

9 May, 2018 19:09 PM

Australia call off hosting Bangladesh tour

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Australia have called off hosting Bangladesh tour this year showing financial reasons. 

According to the ICC's Future Tours Program (FTP), Bangladesh were scheduled to play two away Tests and three ODIs at against host Australia in August and September.

However, the trip was scrapped because Australian free-to-air broadcasters are understood to be uninterested in televising the series in the middle of the football season, according to ESPNcricinfo. 

The report said that one of the alternative options discussed was Australia touring Bangladesh after the 2019 World Cup. 

The BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury stated: "We have proposed some options and are now waiting for their response."

James Sutherland, the CA chief executive, explained the cancellation was related to the timing of the series, plus the fact that apart from India, England and South Africa, the rest of the world's cricket nations including Bangladesh only play Australia sporadically, particularly during the southern summer.