England's white-ball tour of Bangladesh, which was originally scheduled for September and October this year - shortly before the start of the men's T20 World Cup - has been postponed indefinitely. That will now allow the England players who are a part of the IPL to take part in the tournament when it resumes in the UAE on September 19, after being postponed following the first 29 matches earlier in the year when there was a number of positive Covid-19 tests in several teams' bio-bubbles, reports ESPNcricinfo.
The players not involved in the IPL, meanwhile, will get a chance to rest before England embark on a packed winter touring schedule that includes the T20 World Cup, which begins on October 17 in the UAE (some first round games will also be played in Oman), and the Ashes in Australia. England are also scheduled to tour Pakistan for two T20Is on October 14 and 15 as part of their preparations for the T20 World Cup. Though the status of that series is currently unclear too, the PCB is planning for it to go ahead.
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