Zimbabwe set to tour Bangladesh in November

Bangladesh whitewashed Zimbabwe 3-0 during their last Test series in October-November 2014

Bangladesh whitewashed Zimbabwe 3-0 during their last Test series in 2014

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Zimbabwe have agreed in principle to tour Bangladesh for two Tests in November this year, according to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan.

The two-Test tour, which was originally scheduled for January 2016, was moved forward after Australia decided to cancel their tour of Bangladesh due to security concerns.

With Bangladesh facing the possibility of playing no more international cricket for the remainder of the year, the BCB reached out to Zimbabwe to try and stop that from happening.

Zimbabwe’s tour of Bangladesh in January was supposed to feature two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals. With Zimbabwe set to play the two-Test series in November, they are likely to return to Bangladesh in January for the limited overs series.

“They have principally agreed to play in November,” Hassan told reporters. “We haven’t decided on the schedule yet but we will discuss it in the ICC meeting. The three-match ODI series and two T20s that were scheduled in the Zimbabwe tour will now be played in January.”

It is also understood that Bangladesh are planning to hold the two Tests in Dhaka and Chittagong instead of Sylhet and Khulna. The BCB are also trying to schedule a practice match for Zimbabwe prior to the start of the Test series, but it remains to be seen whether that will happen.

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