Australia's tour of Bangladesh postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

The two sides were due to play a brace of Tests, at Chattogram and Dhaka, in June


Australia's Test tour of Bangladesh has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The two Tests, which would have been played as part of the World Test Championship, were set to take place at Chattogram and Dhaka.

Australia have not played a Test in Bangladesh since 2017, and have only played four in the country in total.

Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts said the decision to postpone the tour was “regrettable” and the two countries will attempt to reschedule the fixtures for a future date.

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“Postponing the tour is regrettable, but I would like to thank the Bangladesh Cricket Board for the open, honest and responsible discussions that led us to this mutually-agreed position,” said Roberts.

"The health of our people and communities is the number one priority for both Boards and that is reflected in the action we have taken in postponing the two Test matches.

"As we know, the global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honour our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date."

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