BD ‘disappointed’ at Australia tour cancellation

MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board said it was “really disappointed” that a Test tour of Australia had been scrubbed for financial reasons.

Bangladesh had been scheduled to play two Tests and three One Day Internationals Down Under later this year but there was no mention of it when Australia’s schedule for the 2018-19 home season was published at the end of last month.

“They have told us this series is not financially viable due to the off-season,” chief executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury told news agency.

“This is really disappointing. All the series we hosted were not always profitable. If we can conduct them, we would expect the other cricket boards, especially bigger ones like Cricket Australia, to do the same.”

Bangladesh’s last Test tour of Australia was in 2003 when they suffered innings losses in the tropical northern cities of Darwin and Cairns and it is likely such venues would have been considered if the 2018 tour had gone ahead.


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