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All sporting events postponed until March 31

16 Mar 2020 19:41, Somoy English Desk
All sporting events postponed until March 31
All sporting events postponed until March 31

The government has postponed all the sporting events, including domestic and international tournaments, until March 31, as part of a preventive measure to check coronavirus.

State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell came up with the announcement at a press briefing at the Secretariat on Monday.

Earlier, Bangladesh National Cricket Team's visit to Pakistan was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Bangladesh’s Pakistan tour scheduled for April has been cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Bangladesh were scheduled to tour Pakistan for the third and final phase of the ongoing series to play an ODI and a Test. Earlier, in two phases, Tigers played a three-match T20 series in Lahore and a Test in Rawalpindi.

Before Monday’s announcement, Pakistan also had to scrap the ongoing season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to fear of coronavirus.

The two boards will now work together to identify a future window for rescheduling the ICC World Test Championship fixture.

Earlier, Bangladesh had to postpone the two-match T20I series between Asia XI and World XI over coronavirus fear. The series was scheduled to take place on March 21 and 22 to celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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