Australia’s Test captain, Tim Paine is of the thought that Australia’s tour of Bangladesh, which was scheduled in June this year, stands on the verge of being cancelled. The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. It seems as if the Earth has gone into isolation and things only seem to worsen with days passing by.
With most sporting activities either suspended or cancelled over fears surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic, many sportspersons have self-isolated themselves.
Australia could have overtaken India in the World Test Championship ahead of the Border-Gavaskar series if Paine’s side would have managed a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh in June but with the coronavirus outbreak forcing a cricket shutdown, the tour is now unlikely to go ahead.
Tim Paine Believes That Australia’s Tour Of Bangladesh Is Nothing But Cancelled
“You don’t have to be Einstein to realise (the Bangladesh tour) is probably unlikely to go ahead, particularly in June. Whether it’s cancelled or pushed back, we’re not quite sure at the moment,” Paine said.
“Some series have been cancelled and whether ones going forward are going to be continually cancelled or we’re going to postpone them (is uncertain) but it’s a couple of Test matches and if at the end of the day we have to miss them, then so be it,” he added.
Major Cricketing Events Come To A Hold After Coronavirus
The Kiwis and Kangaroos had to play a three-match ODI series. Australia won the first match of the series by 71 runs. The second and third ODIs were due to be played but both the boards decided to call off the tour.
Recently, the IPL 2020 was postponed till April 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak. To the disappointment of the cricket fans, the India-South Africa ODI series has also been called off.