Last Update on: March 15th, 2020 at 06:16 pm
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Nazmul Hassan has said that Bangladesh cricketers’ families are not willing to send them to Pakistan amid the widespread coronavirus threat.
The wrath of coronavirus has affected the sports spectrum by a great deal and cricket is not aloof from it. Multiple games and tournaments have been called off or postponed in wake of the deadly virus being spread at a rapid rate.
The confusion over whether Bangladesh will travel to Pakistan for the third leg of their tour has become more evident thanks to the BCB chief Nazmul Hassan’s latest statement on social media.
Bangladesh is expected to play One-off ODI and one Test in this leg, after previously playing three T20Is and one Test which Pakistan won convincingly.
BCB Chief Opens Up On The Fear Of The Families Of Cricketers
“Families of our cricketers are concerned about coronavirus. They’re not willing to send their sons to play cricket amid this fear. So, I think it is tough for us to tour Pakistan now,” BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon was quoted by Pak Passion’s Saj Sadiq.
BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon "Families of our cricketers are concerned about coronavirus. They’re not willing to send their sons to play cricket amid this fear. So, I think it is tough for us to tour Pakistan now" #PAKvBAN #Cricket #CoronavirusPandemic
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) March 15, 2020
Cricket World Faces The Wrath Of Coronavirus Pandemic
IPL 2020 has been postponed till April 15 due to the coronavirus spread across the country. To the disappointment of the cricket fans, the India-South Africa ODI series has also been called off.
Apart from it, the Road Safety World Series has also been suspended. The England-Sri Lanka Test series has also been suspended. The Australia-New Zealand ODI and T20I series have also been withheld due to the pandemic.
All the English players playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have been called back immediately and the tournament now faces a high chance of being postponed even heading into knockout fixtures.
The ongoing PSL 5 has been curtailed by four days and is being played behind closed doors. The majority of foreign players have returned home following the advisory issued by their respective countries.