Cricket Australia was planning to host Bangladesh for a tri-series Twenty20 tournament next year ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2020, said a report of the official website of CA on Thursday.
The report came after Australia confirmed the cancelation of a bilateral series that was supposed to host against the Tigers in August- September.
Bangladesh were scheduled to play two Tests and three one-day internationals in what would have been their first bilateral series in Australia after 2008.
Cricket Australia rebuffed ICC’s Future Tours Program and called off Bangladesh Tests this year showing their financial reasons.
The report said that after the discussions both the cricket boards [Cricket Australia and Bangladesh Cricket Board] came to a final agreement to play a tri-series Twenty20 tournament in Australia in 2019, which would help the visitors familiarising with the conditions ahead of the World T20 in 2020.
The website, however, could not confirm the third team of the tournament.
‘The window allocated in the ICC FTP for Bangladesh to tour Australia in August this year has been postponed by mutual agreement by both Cricket Australia and the Bangladesh Cricket Board,’ a CA spokesman was quoted in the website on Thursday.
‘Both countries agreed to postponing that tour to be better aligned ahead of the ICC World T20 in 2020 in Australia,’ he added.
BCB chief execute officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury refused to confirm the series.
‘We didn’t get such proposal,’ Nizamuddin told reporters in Mirpur on Thursday.
‘Cricket Australia is working on the FTP of 2019. It is under process. But we are yet to have a formal communication with them,’ he added.
Nizamuddin revealed that CA had proposed to compensate Bangladesh for the cancelled series with additional matches at a convenient time in future
‘Cricket Australia previously informed us that they want to add a few more matches to compensate the damage as the Test series will not proceed,’ he said.
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