Pakistan U-19 Cricket Team’s Tour!
Pakistan U-19 cricket team’s tour to Bangladesh has been called off.
The decision has been taken amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh which has extended a nationwide lockdown in the country.
Announcing the decision, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said: “After the Bangladesh government announced a nationwide lockdown at the beginning of the month, the departure of the team was rescheduled for Saturday, April 17.”
“However, since the Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh has not improved, the lockdown has been further extended by the Bangladesh government, causing an indefinite postponement of Pakistan U-19’s tour,” the PCB said in a press statement.
“Both cricket boards will now look for a new window for the tour when the situation improves in Bangladesh, details of which will be shared in due course,” it added.
“Pakistan U-19’s ongoing training camp taking place at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore has now ended,” the PCB statement concluded.
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The Pakistan U-19 team was originally scheduled to fly out to Dhaka from Lahore on April 11 for the tour comprising one four-day and five 50-over matches.