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Update BCB haven't ruled out proposed T20 games between Asia XI and World XI
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Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Thursday said that they are not ruling out possibility of hosting two international T20 matches between Asia XI and World XI to mark the birth centenary of Bangladesh's father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Earlier, the board postponed the two proposed matches in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak. The games were scheduled to be played on March 21 and 22 while an AR Rahman concert was due to take place on March 18.

"We still have plan to host it [T20 matches between World XI and Asia XI]," BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. "You 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,'' he said. We have not ruled out those plans totally and if the condition allows us we will certainly execute those plans," he said.

Though Coronavirus situation is yet to stabilise in the country, BCB is trying to resume cricket with the three-team 50-over tournament from October 11, naming it the BCB President Cup.

Following the 50-over tournament they will host a yet to be named domestic T20 tournament and if they can successfully host these tournaments they are confident of bringing back international cricket at home, that will return through the home series against West Indies in January, who are scheduled to play three Tests and as many ODIs along with two T20I's.

"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," said Nizamuddin.

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