Australia to play 5 Twenty20s in Bangladesh in 7 days

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Australia will visit Bangladesh for the first time in four years to play five Twenty20s in the span of a week as part of preparations for the T20 World Cup.

All of the matches will be from Aug. 3-9 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.

Australia has already gone into quarantine ahead of its scheduled arrival in Dhaka on July 29. It will then add three more days in isolation at the team hotel before it can start practicing at the venue.

Bangladesh is on tour in Zimbabwe and heads home on Monday.

“The BCB and Cricket Australia have worked tirelessly together for confirming the itinerary,” Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said in a statement on Thursday. "Naturally this was a challenge due to the Covid-19 pandemic as ensuring health safety and security is a priority prerequisite for holding any cricket series in these times.”

He added "a comprehensive bio-security plan is in place and will be implemented during the tour for the protection of players and staff of the two teams and the match officials.”

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