Bangladesh’s cricket board has relocated a one-day international against India from Dhaka to the next month. After the country’s opposition declared preparations for a demonstration that may paralyze the capital on the same day. India will come in Bangladesh next week for their first trip since 2015. Commencing with a one-day international series beginning December 4 and initially plan to be play in Dhaka.
The series’ third match, set for December 10, has been move to the coastal city of Chittagong to avoid a protest by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), that is anticipate to gather hundreds of thousands to the streets of Dhaka.
The Indian team will play three ODIs and two Tests in Bangladesh
Since last month, the BNP has conducted multiple massive protests around the country in an attempt to compel Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s administration to quit.
“Chittagong was originally scheduled to host one Test. We felt there should be an ODI at the venue too,”Jalal Yunus, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) operations chief
Jalal decline to comment on whether the protest was the reason for the late venue change. But the newspaper New Age report that the board decide to avoid the rally, citing an unnamed BCB official.
Bangladesh would also host two Tests over India. With the first taking place in Chittagong between December 14 to 18 and the second in Dhaka between December 22 to 26.