New developments reported over Pakistan Vs Bangladesh Test Series

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board that the remaining match of their 2-Test series will not be possible in the 2020-21 cricket season. The second Test as well as the one-off ODI will not be held this year due to PCB’s other commitments. ------------------------------

The national team’s schedule is extremely busy, starting off with a three-match ODI and T20I series against Zimbabwe in October-November. The remaining PSL matches are scheduled for November and then Pakistan will tour to New Zealand for a three-match Test and T20I series in December.

Pakistan and Bangladesh played the first of their two-match Test series back in February. The second Test was scheduled to be played after the conclusion of the Pakistan Super League. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the PSL play-offs were postponed and subsequently, cricket around the world was put on a hold.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the remaining Test match between Pakistan and Bangladesh might be held next year. The two-match Test series between the two sides is part of the ICC Test Championship. Pakistan won the first Test comfortably by an innings and 44 runs.

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PCB planned the tour for Bangladesh in two phases. Bangladesh toured Pakistan for a three-match T20I series and one Test match in the first phase whereas one-off ODI and the second Test were scheduled after the PSL.

According to sources, the Test championship looks set to be extended by a year as the matches could not be held due to the ongoing pandemic.