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Coronavirus pandemic: Pakistan, Bangladesh boards postpone ODI series, Karachi Test amid COVID-19 concerns

Bangladesh were due to arrive in Karachi on 29 March to play an ODI on 1 April and the second ICC World Test Championship Test from 9-5 April.

Coronavirus pandemic: Pakistan, Bangladesh boards postpone ODI series, Karachi Test amid COVID-19 concerns

The Pakistan and Bangladesh cricket boards on Monday decided to postpone the upcoming One-Day International and Test in Karachi indefinitely amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has derailed sporting calendars globally.

Pakistan batsmen Shan Masood, left, and Babar Azam, right, run between the wickets as Bangladesh pacer Ebadot Hossain looks on during their second day of the 1st test cricket match at Rawalpindi cricket stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan won the first Test of the two-match series, played in February. AP

Bangladesh were due to arrive in Karachi on 29 March to play an ODI on 1 April and the second ICC World Test Championship Test from 9-5 April.

"The two boards will now work together to identify a future opportunity to complete the ICC World Test Championship commitment," the PCB said in a statement.

The first Test of the series was played in Rawalpindi from 7-10 February, which Pakistan won by an innings and 44 runs.

The PCB has also indefinitely postponed the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament, which was scheduled to start from 24 March.

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Updated Date: March 16, 2020 13:10:49 IST

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