England Men’s planned tour of Bangladesh which was slated to take place in September & October will now take place in March 2023, it has been confirmed.
The ECB & the BCB have jointly decided to reschedule the tour which includes three ODIs & three T20Is. The tour is scheduled to take place in the first two weeks of March 2023 and the three ODIs & three T20Is will take place at the SBNCS, Dhaka & the ZACS, in Chattogram, the ECB said in a release on Tuesday.
The BCCI has confirmed that the England players will now be available for the second phase of the IPL 2021 which will kickstart in the UAE from September 19. The postponement of the England-Bangladesh series has provided an opportunity to the England players to participate in the second leg of the IPL 2021 & thereby prepare for the T20 World Cup which gets underway just after the completion of the IPL 2021.
Speaking to the ANI Sources in the know of the developments said that the BCCI has received a green signal from the ECB on the participation of the England players in the second leg of the IPL 2021. This also highlights the good working relation BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has with the England & Bangladesh Cricket Board.
“The English players will be available for the resumption of the IPL in the UAE. The BCCI has got a green signal. This shows the brilliant working relationship that the BCCI Secretary has with not just the ECB but also the BCB”, the source said.
Last month the BCCI announced the schedule for the remainder of the IPL 2021 which will be resumed in the UAE. A total of 31 matches will be played in a duration of 27 days. The IPL 2021 which has been suspended in May due to a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in India will kick start on September 19 in the UAE with a superhit clash between CSK & Mumbai Indians.
The matches will then shift to Abu Dhabi where the KKR will lock horns with RCB. Sharjah will host its first match on September 24 when RCB will lock horns with CSK. In total 13 matches will be played in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah & 8 in Abu Dhabi.