Islamabad, 05 March 2020 – Sports Reporter:
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday confirmed it has accepted the request of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to reschedule the one-off One-Day International to allow its men’s national team more time to prepare for the second ICC World Test Championship Test, which commences at the National Stadium from 5 April.
The ODI was originally planned for 3 April in Karachi, but will now be held on 1 April at the same venue with the Bangladesh team now scheduled to arrive on 29 March in Karachi.
Pakistan are ranked sixth on the ICC ODI team rankings, 12 points ahead of seventh-ranked Bangladesh.
PCB Director – International Cricket, Zakir Khan, said here : “The PCB is always happy to facilitate wherever it can and will be delighted to host the Bangladesh men’s national team for additional days in Karachi. There is already a lot of excitement and buzz about the upcoming international matches and the PCB expects the quality of cricket will live up to the expectations of the fans and followers.”
Updated schedule (arrival and practice details to be confirmed closer to time):
29 March – Bangladesh team’s arrival in Karachi
30-31 March – Practice
1 April – Only One-Day International, National Stadium
2-4 April – Practice
5-9 April – 2nd ICC World Test Championship Test, National Stadium.