The England Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday announced to postpone its upcoming limited-overs series tour of Bangladesh, which was originally scheduled to be held in September and October.
The tour will now be held in March 2023.
The ECB said that it and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have mutually agreed to reschedule the tour, which includes three ODIs and as many T20Is.
Although the ECB statement gave no reason for the postponement, reports said that Covid-19 related quarantine protocols were behind the rescheduling.
Meanwhile, the statement also said that the development would give the English players an opportunity to be drafted by teams in the remainder of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL), scheduled to be held from September 19 in the UAE.
Following the move, many England cricketers are expected to link up with their respective IPL franchises like Moeen Ali and Sam Curran (Chennai Super Kings), Sam Billings, Tom Curran, and Chris Woakes (Delhi Capitals), Eoin Morgan (Kolkata Knight Riders), Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan (Punjab Kings), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals), and Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and others.