Pakistan U19 cricket team’s tour to Bangladesh has been cancelled amid lockdown restrictions extended due to rise in COVID-19 in the host country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.
The Pakistan U19 team was originally scheduled to fly out to Dhaka from Lahore on 11 April for the one four-day and five 50-over matches.
After the Bangladesh government announced a nationwide lockdown at the beginning of the month, the departure of the team was rescheduled for Saturday 17 April.
However, since the Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh has not improved, the lockdown has been further extended by the Bangladesh government, causing an indefinite postponement of Pakistan U19’s tour.
Both cricket boards will now look for a new window for the tour when the situation improves in Bangladesh, details of which will be shared in due course.
Pakistan U19’s ongoing training camp taking place at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore has now concluded. PCB appointed Qasim Akram as Pakistan U19 captain.