Within a few week Corona Virus has made its presence felt the world over as almost every single country has started avoiding mass gathering in a bid to control the Virusthreat. In the last few days, the virus has also managed to sneak in India as more than 2 dozen positive cases of Corona have been registered in last couple of weeks. Sports industry has been at the receiving end of the things.
As per the reports in Bangladesh’s cricfrenzy.com, the BCB is now all set to scrap the two international games between World XI and Asia Xi. “Yes it is doubtful (the match between Asia XI and World XI) though nothing is confirmed,’’ said a BCB official was quoted by Cricfrenzy.
Reports also revealed that the Bangladesh government has directed the BCB to refrain from public gathering. “The government have directed to discourage public gathering and following that we have taken this initiative,’’ he said.
In addition to the World XI series, the Bangladesh board has also decided not to sell too many tickets for the series. “We have decided to sell only one ticket to one person during the two T20s against Zimbabwe,’’ said the official.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was all set to host two T20I matches between Asia XI and World XI on 18th and 21st March at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. BCCI was organising the tournament to remember Bangladesh’s founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – the first president of the nation – on his birth centenary.
BCB was also planning to make the occasion as grand as possible to mark this special occasion as BCB has invited ICC dignitaries along with a number of legends to mark their honourable presence in the ceremony.
BCB also requested for players from all other Cricket Boards to be a part of the historical match. In regard of the letter, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also named to send four Indian stalwarts– Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami to participate in the series.