Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), which was supposed to host Australia for a two-match T20I series in October next and a two-match Test series in February 2020, has rescheduled those following a sudden move by both the boards.
Australia were due to visit Bangladesh in October this year to play a T20I series against the Tigers, but this series will now be played before the T20 World Cup 2021 in India, fixture of which will be finalised later, confirmed BCB Director Akram Khan.
The Aussies were supposed to tour Bangladesh for a two-match Test series in February 2020, which is a part of the newly-launched World Test Championship.
But the BCB confirmed that this series will be held in Bangladesh from June-July next year.
"We were preparing to host Australia in October this year for a two-match T20I series, but they (Australia) agreed to play a three-match T20I series ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021 in India. We're yet to finalise the date of the series," Chairman of BCB's Cricket Operation Committee Akram Khan told the media on Tuesday.
"According to the current Future Tour Plan (FTP), we were supposed to host Australia in February next year for a two-match Test series. But this series is now rescheduled for June-July next year," he added.
Akram, however, did not explain the reason behind these changes of the schedule.
Bangladesh hosted Australia for the last time in 2017 for a two-match Test series which ended in a draw.