Australia’s tour of Bangladesh postponed
Australia will play two Tests in Bangladesh (AFP Photo)

Australia‘s tour of Bangladesh next year has been postponed by four months, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Monday.

As per the Men’s Future Tour Programme, Australia were to play two Tests in Bangladesh in February 2020, which are part of ICC World Test Championship. However, the series will now be played in June-July 2020.

“According to the FTP, we were supposed to host two Tests in February but now the Test series will be played in June-July 2020,” BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan said on Monday.

A two-match T20I series, originally to be played in October this year, has also been postponed by at least two years, ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 which is to be played in India.

The dates for the T20I series, which has been expanded to three matches now, are yet to be confirmed.

“Initially we were expecting to host Australia for a two-match Twenty20 International series in October but now they have agreed to play three T20 internationals and it will be played ahead of the World T20 in India, though we are yet to finalise the date,” Akram said.

Australia last toured Bangladesh in 2017.