Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe: One Test reduced for extra T20I
Published: 08:55 PM, 25 May 2021
Bangladesh Cricket Board official has stated that one Test has been reduced from their upcoming tour of Zimbabwe to accommodate an additional T20I. The tour begins on July 7. Bangladesh were initially scheduled to play two Tests along with three ODIs and two T20Is.
BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan confirmed the development on Tuesday adding that they have taken the decision keeping in mind the upcoming Dhaka Premier League.
"We have decided to deduct one Test from the tour and add one T20s,'' said Akram. "We have taken this decision in order to accommodate some time from DPL,'' he added.
BCB plans to host the upcoming DPL from May 31. According to the itinerary, Bangladesh are expected to fly to Zimbabwe on June 29 while after completing rest and practice, they will play the lone Test in Bulawayo.
Before the opening Test, the tourist will play a two-day practice game on July 3 and 4. They will play another warm-up fixture on July 14 - two days ahead of the ODI series. The ODIs are scheduled on July 16, 18 and 20 in Harare, while the three T20Is will be played on July 23, July 25 and July 27 at the same venue.
According to reliable sources, BCB is all set to host Australia and New Zealand for five T20Is instead of three, through which they will kick-start their preparation for the World Cup.