Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to extend the World Test Championship cycle as it does not see the team playing its eight recently-cancelled matches because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bangladesh were supposed to play one away match against Pakistan in April, a two-match series against Australia in June, two Tests against New Zealand along with three against Sri Lanka.
"Unless the current ICC Test Championship cycle is extended there is no way we can play those eight Test matches in the stipulated time frame of the first cycle," BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan told Cricbuzz.
"We are looking forward to see what ICC does with the Test Championship because unless it is reshuffled there is hardly any possibility to play the eight Test matches that got cancelled," he said. IANS