KARACHI, Pakistan: The upcoming One-Day International (ODI) and a Test March between Pakistan and Bangladesh at National Stadium in Karachi have been postponed amid fears of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
The decision to this regard was taken by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
Both the Boards will now work together to identify a future opportunity to complete the ICC World Test Championship commitment.
پاکستان ۔بنگلہ دیش کرکٹ سیریز۔۔۔۔دونوں ملکوں کے درمیان سیریز کاواحد ایک روزہ اور دوسرا ٹیسٹ میچ ملتوی۔۔۔سیریز مکمل کرنے کا فیصلہ دونوں بورڈز مستقبل میں باہمی مشاورت سے کرینگے۔۔۔پی سی بی نے ایک روزہ پاکستان کپ بھی غیر معینہ مدت کیلئے ملتوی کر دیا۔ pic.twitter.com/qHVrBhWa98
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The first Test of the two-match Test Series between Pakistan and Bangladesh was played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium from February 7-10, 2020 which Pakistan won by an innings and 44 runs.
Now the Sole ODI between Pakistan and Bangladesh had to take place at National Stadium in Karachi on April 1 followed by the Second Test from April 5 to 9 at the same venue. However as per the joint decision, both the Matches have now been postponed as a precautionary measure to halt the spread of deadly Coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the PCB has also indefinitely postponed the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament, which was scheduled to start from March 25.
Prior to the Pindi Test, Pakistan and Bangladesh played a three-match T20 Series at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Pakistan won the first two games while the last T20 International was washed out due to rain.