The chief executive of Bangladesh Cricket Board Nizamuddin Chowdhury is very keen on having the crowd back in the stadium with the 50% capacity in the series against Pakistan. Pakistan cricket team will be touring Bangladesh after five years and will play three T20Is and two Tests.
The series between Pakistan and Bangladesh is part of ICC Future Tours Program and it will begin with the T20Is which is scheduled in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on 19th November. The 2nd and 3rd T20I will be played on 20th and 22nd November respectively. Both Pakistan and Bangladesh will then travel to the port city Chattogram for the first Test at Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium from 26th November. This will be the first time since 2015 that both the teams will play a Test match. The 2nd Test match will be held in Dhaka from 4th December.
Pakistan is touring Bangladesh after the 2016 Asia Cup and both the teams last met in a bilateral series in 2015 where Pakistan won the Test series and lost the ODI series 3-0. After the COVID-19 pandemic, cricket has been played behind the closed doors but now the fans are being allowed into the stadium slowly. BCB’s CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury is very hopeful that 50% fans will be allowed by the government.