The Media Committee Chairman of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has said on Thursday that BCB is so happy to welcome the Kangaroos for the upcoming two-match Test series against the Tigers.
The Test series is scheduled to be started from 27th August in Mirpur but there were some uncertainties for this series due to the pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA).
However, the problem has been resolved today and so there is no barrier for the upcoming Test series. Everyone from BCB was relieved after hearing that news and they showed their happiness in-front of the media today.
While talking to the media Today, BCB media committee chairman Jalal Younus said, “We are very delighted to welcome them. So playing these two Test matches is definitely huge for our cricket.”
Australia last played in Bangladesh on 2006 under Ricky Ponting and so it will be a huge series for Bangladesh. While talking about that, Jalal said that their happiness is doubled as Australia is all set to arrive after refusing to come over to Bangladesh on two occasions previously.
The Kangaroos were scheduled to come in 2015 for a test series but they cancelled the tour due to security concerns. Moreover, no u-19 team from Australia was sent to the Under-19 World Cup which was held in Dhaka in 2016.
Jalal Younus said, “They did not arrive here earlier on two occasions but now as they are coming, it is definitely big thing for us. Though they did not say anything officially, they did not for once give us any negative impression. So we always remained confident about hosting the series.”
Australia’s Test squad is scheduled to reach Dhaka on 18th August. The first Test will be held in Mirpur from 27-31 August and the 2nd match will be held in Chittagong from 2-8 September.