Pakistan team is on Bangladesh tour. A test match is being played between the two in Chittagong. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s bowling consultant Vernon Philander is leaving the team in the middle of the match and returning to his home South Africa.
Actually, cases of the new variant of Covid Omicron are increasing rapidly in South Africa. Because of this, other countries of the world are banning flights. Philander does not want to be away from his home. For this reason, he will leave the Pakistan team on Monday. A Pakistani journalist informed on social media that Philander’s earlier plan was to return home after the test was over, but due to the travel ban, he would soon leave the team.
Bangladesh took lead in the first innings
Talking about the ongoing Test match between Bangladesh and Pakistan, Bangladesh restricted Pakistan for 286 runs after scoring 330 runs in the first innings and took a 44-run lead in the first innings. However, in the third innings, Bangladesh’s team could not make a special start and lost 4 wickets for 39 runs.
ODI series with the Netherlands cancelled
The new variant of Kovid has affected cricket in African countries. The ODI series between South Africa and the Netherlands has been cancelled due to this virus. Also, the qualifying for the Women’s T20 World Cup has also been cancelled.
India’s tour of South Africa is also in trouble
India’s tour of South Africa is also facing a crisis. The Indian A team is based in South Africa and is playing a four-day match with the South African A team. Whereas, the main team has to tour South Africa next month. The team has to play a series of 3 Tests, 3 ODIs and 4 T20 matches.