Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ODI series could be delayed
The three-match ODI series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka could be delayed for some days. There are rumors in the country’s cricket arena that the series may start from May 27 instead of May 23.
Although no announcement or decision to postpone the series has been made yet, it is learned that it will take some more time to fully prepare for the series. The main problem hides mainly in the production team. When this team of Indian workers arrives in Dhaka, they must go under quarantine. So there is no opportunity to go to work before that.
The production team, named as ‘Real Impact’ has long been involved in broadcasting cricket in Bangladesh. Most of the people of this group are Indian. So when they visit Bangladesh for the Sri Lanka series, they will have to stay in quarantine for 14 days. Because according to the instructions of the government, formal quarantine of 14 days is mandatory for returnees from India.
As the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been following the ‘Zero Tolerance Policy’, there is no possibility of relaxing the Covid Protocol. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is therefore forced to accept the matter. So the plan is to postpone the series a bit.
However, if the BCB can come up with an alternative arrangement, i.e. give the responsibility of broadcasting the series to another production team, then there is an opportunity to prepare everything within the stipulated time even if the series is not postponed. However, if ‘Real Impact’ is given the responsibility, then there’s full possibility that first ODI will be played on May 27.
According to the announced schedule, the Lankans will arrive in Bangladesh on May 16. After coming to Bangladesh, after 3 days of quarantine, they will start practicing. The three matches of the series are scheduled to be held on May 23, 25 and 27.