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BCB still hopeful of hosting World XI vs Asia XI

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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) were set to host two international matches between World XI and Asia XI this year, but it was later postponed due to the pandemic.

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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had a galore of events lining up to mark the birth centenary of Bangladesh’s father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The two international matches between Asia XI and World XI were set to be played on March March 21 and 22 while an AR Rahman concert was due to take place on March 18.

Everything went in vain due to COVID-19 in the end. However, BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury insisted that he is still hopeful of hosting the matches. He said the board will try to arrange the matches once everything gets back to normal.

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“We still have plan to host it [T20 matches between World XI and Asia XI]. ou know due to the pandemic we had to [postpone] the plans that we had regarding celebrating the birth centenary of the father of the nation. We have not ruled out those plans totally and if the condition allows us we will certainly execute those plans,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nizamuddin Chowdhury also gave an update about the home series against West Indies in January. He also informed that the West Indies board asked some information and they have already provided it.

“The West Indies series [in January 2021] stands as part of FTP commitment and we are taking with them regularly. They have asked for few information and we have provided it to them,” he concluded.

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