Bangladesh All Set To Reject BCCI’s Proposal For A Tri-Series
Nazmul Hasan, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president, has said that Bangladesh would not be able to accept the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) invitation to play a triangular series featuring New Zealand and the Men in Blue later this year due to its cramped schedule. BCCI had reportedly invited the Tigers to visit India for the proposed tri-series in October.
Bangladesh will set off for the tour of South Africa in September for the full-fledged series comprising 2 Tests, 3 One-Day Internationals and a couple of T20 Internationals. The tour will begin with the Test which will commence from September 28 and will end with the second T20 on October 29. The series in South Africa will be followed by the Bangladesh Premier League starting from November 4.
And with no room to accommodate the series as per BCCI’s demands which want Bangladesh to visit India before October 28, the BCB president has effectively ended the possibility of the tri-series.
Confirming the news, Mr. Nazmul said: “We had a proposal from India. But unfortunately, we cannot fix it anyway. Our team will return from South Africa on October 30. They (India) want us to play before 28th. We have BPL after South Africa series. If we change it, then it will create a problem for T20’s clash against West Indies. All these have created a problem. We are assuming that it’s not possible if they don’t change the dates.”
Mr. Nazmul further added that Bangladesh have received proposals from few boards to play which are yet to be confirmed. Bangladesh have made huge strides in international cricket in recent years and are looking to play against big teams on a regular basis. Earlier this year, they had visited India for a historic Test and had also toured Sri Lanka for a full-fledged series, They recently made it to their maiden ICC Champions Trophy semifinal.
“There are chances. Some of them are confirmed, some are not. We have received offers from few boards. We are thinking about these. But nothing is confirmed till now,” the BCB head said.
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