WESTERN INDIAN TOUR OF BANGLADESH, 2021
The first test will start on February 3. © Getty
The West Indies will play three one-day internationals and two tests during their Bangladesh tournament next month, it was confirmed on Tuesday (December 15th). Given that Cricket West Indies is on a short tour, both boards have agreed to omit the Twenty20 International series.
The ODI series will start on January 20 and the first two matches will be played in Dhaka before the series ends in the Chattogram on January 25. The first Chattogram Test will start on February 3 before the teams move to Dhaka for the final test on February 11.
Earlier, a two-member Cricket West Indies inspection team recently expressed satisfaction with COVID-19 and the security protocols set by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for next month’s series.
BCB is desperate to see the resumption of international cricket, with several of them postponed due to the pandemic. Bangladesh had to cancel their tour in Pakistan in March and then the white ball tour in Ireland in May as the situation of COVID-19 worsened around the globe. This was followed by the postponement of the tournament in Sri Lanka, the series of tests in two matches against Australia and New Zealand.
Cricbuzz reported earlier that BCB agreed to reduce the quarantine period from 14 days to seven days to give visitors enough time to prepare for the series.