Bangladesh in West Indies 2009 December 5, 2008

Bangladesh tour pushed to June

Cricinfo staff

Bangladesh's visit to West Indies has been pushed back to the end of June after the hosts agreed to tour England in April and May.

The tour was originally set to take place in April, following England's visit to the Caribbean, but both boards are happy about the new schedule which sees the trip start on June 30, following the World Twenty20 in England and a short visit by India for a one-day series.

"It was a win-win situation for us," Gazi Ashraf Hossain, the Bangladesh Cricket Board's chief cricket operations officer told the CMC agency. "West Indies were looking for a window to play in England, and we were also not very interested to play in April, so we both mutually agreed to shift the series to July."

The change of dates also means that Bangladesh players will be free to take up any IPL contracts they already hold or that might come their way.

The tour of West Indies will include two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International spread over St. Vincent, Grenada, Dominica, and St. Kitts.