Cricket Australia suggests BCB to reschedule Test series in 2027

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Bangladesh Cricket Team (image: BCB)

Cricket Australia has requested the BCB to reschedule the two-match Test series that is awaited to be played in the 2027 season.

Cricket Australia suggests BCB to reschedule Test series

Bangladesh was scheduled to travel to Australia in March 2027 but now hosts want to play the series in August-September of 2026. Australia is looking to host two Test matches in Melbourne including a 150th anniversary Test against England in the summer of 2026-27.

CA is planning to extend the three-match Test series against New Zealand which is scheduled to play before the Bangladesh Test series.

“They (CA) have requested us to reschedule it (tour for Test series in 2027) but it is still under discussion. They have got a plan to celebrate their 150th anniversary and that is a national commitment and due to that they want to reschedule the Test series against us and work on that,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told media.

Bangladesh has played only one test series in Australia since 2003 for the two games. They were scheduled to play two Tests and three ODIs against Australia in 2018 but the tour was canceled over broadcaster difference to the series.

On the other hand, the Australian team refused to travel to Bangladesh in 2015 due to security reasons and later played the series in 2017. The two-match Test series concluded with a tie as both sides had one victory each. They were also scheduled to host Australia in 2020 but that series was postponed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Bangladesh has recently completed their home test series on the New Zealand tour of Bangladesh where the series resulted in a tie with one victory each. They will be playing on a three-match ODI series against New Zealand starting on December 17 at University Oval.