BAN vs NZ 2021: Bangladesh and New Zealand To Play Day and Night T20I Series
New Zealand will set foot in Bangladesh on August 24 to play a five-match T20 series. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury Sujon has confirmed when the match of the series will be played on the field. New Zealand and Bangladesh are set to play the day and night 5-T20I match series 2021 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
Chief Executive Officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury Sujan confronted the media in Mirpur on Monday (August 18th). “According to the decision so far, the matches will start at 4 pm,” he said.
All the matches in the latest Australia series have been held under floodlights. All T20 matches around the world are usually played under artificial light. However, the time of the match in the New Zealand series has been brought forward by two hours.
In this regard, the chief executive said that the match schedule has been postponed due to the time difference between the two countries. “We have a time difference with New Zealand. Their audience also has an issue. We have discussed this with the team management and New Zealand cricket.
New Zealand time is 6 hours ahead of Bangladesh local time. When the game starts in New Zealand at 8 am Bangladesh time, it will be played at 12 midnight.
Though there are plans to host the match in the evening like in the Australia series, the time has been brought forward considering the spectators of the visiting team. The BCB has not yet officially announced the start time of the match.
The T20 series will be played on September 1 this year with the first match. The rest of the series will be played on September 3, 5, 6, and 10. Each match will be played at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur.
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