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Solitary Pakistan, Bangladesh Test unlikely to take place before 2021

The series included the second and final Test along with a solitary One-Day International (ODI) encounter

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is struggling to find a window for the postponed Test against Bangladesh in the upcoming 2020-2021 season.

The series against Bangladesh, which was postponed in April this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, included the second and final Test along with a solitary One-Day International (ODI) encounter. The Men in Green won the first Test against the visitors in Rawalpindi by an innings and 44 runs.

According to sources, the PCB, through a letter, has informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that they won’t be able to host them during the upcoming season and have shared their engagements in the upcoming months. Now, both the boards will work out all possible options to reschedule the aforementioned series during the 2021-2022 season.

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Meanwhile, PCB is preparing to host Zimbabwe for a limited-overs series in November. Following which, the remaining four HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 matches will be held in Lahore on November 14, 15 and 17. The Men in Green will then depart for New Zealand tour, where they will play two Test matches and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) during November and December.

Considering Pakistan’s busy schedule in the coming months, the postponed Test against Bangladesh is likely to be pushed to next year.