Australia tour of Bangladesh ‘unlikely’ to go forward – cricket

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Australia Take a look at skipper Tim Paine has stated that the groups upcoming tour to Bangladesh slated to be held in June is unlikely, conceding that one doesn’t have to be an “Einstein” for that amid the worldwide disaster as a consequence of coronavirus pandemic.

Australia are slated to play a two-Take a look at sequence in opposition to Bangladesh starting June 11 in Chattogram, adopted by the second match beginning June 19 in Dhaka. The sequence is a part of the ICC World Take a look at Championship and 120 factors can be at stake for each the groups.

“You don’t need to be Einstein to understand (the Bangladesh tour) might be unlikely to go forward, notably in June. Whether or not it’s cancelled or pushed again, we’re not fairly positive in the intervening time,” Paine was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) at present has the WTC last marked down for June 2021, and Paine has recommended there could possibly be scope to rearrange cancelled Take a look at sequence earlier than then.

“I hope they don’t push it again too far for my sake, that’s for positive,” stated Paine.

“Some sequence have been cancelled and whether or not ones going ahead are going to be frequently cancelled or we’re going to postpone them (is unsure).

“Possibly the gamers are going to need to undergo a interval the place we play fairly a little bit of cricket if we wish to full the Take a look at Championship as it’s,” the 35-year-old.

In case the sequence go as scheduled and Australia handle a 2-0 sequence win over Bangladesh, it could see the second-placed Aussies (at present on 296 factors on the WTC standings) take all 120 factors on supply, that means they’d overtake India (360 factors) forward of the Border-Gavaskar sequence in Australia this coming summer season.