A few days ago, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced the schedule of the Bangladesh-Pakistan U-19 series. But the Pakistan U-19 team's tour of Bangladesh is not happening right now.
The series has been postponed indefinitely due to the sudden surge of the coronavirus.
The BCB and PCB confirmed the news on Saturday.
If the coronavirus situation improves, the series will be arranged on a new schedule at a time convenient to both boards.
BCB chief executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said, "Considering the overall situation, we are in touch with the Pakistan Cricket Board."
"There are plans to organize the series at any convenient time and that is how the talks are going. Whenever we feel the need to host an international team, we will do it."
According to the previous schedule, the Pakistan youths were scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh on April 12 to play a four-day match and five ODIs. But the Bangladesh government gave a one-week lockdown from last Monday to deal with the situation in the country.
The Pakistan team's tour was then postponed for six days.
According to the new schedule, the Pakistan U-19 team was scheduled to reach Dhaka on April 17 and leave for Sylhet.
But the situation in Corona is deteriorating. The number of patients infected with corona is increasing every day. So the government has announced a one-week strict lockdown from next Wednesday.
That is why the series between Bangladesh and Pakistan youth has been postponed.
The decision to postpone the series was taken following the government's instructions, said Abu Imam Mohammad Kawsar, BCB's game development manager.
"The situation in the country is not good," he said.
"Lockdown from next 14th, no movement can be made. With that in mind, we are postponing the series. I will try to organize the series at a convenient time after Eid-ul-Fitr in consultation with the PCB subject to the improvement of the situation," he concluded.