BCB faces uncertainty over Sri Lanka tour
Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka is facing some complications regarding quarantine issue, biosecurity bubble plans for the series due to the the inability of the Sri Lanka cricket board to mitigate queries. The upcoming schedule and plan for the security of the players still in dilemma due to incorporation of the host.
Bangladesh is scheduled to play a three match Test series against Sri Lanka. BCB has announced a 27 members squad for the tour and Bangladesh, the players are expected to travel to Sri Lanka on September 27 which is scheduled to start from October 24.
However, the Sri Lankan government has strictly formulated the regulation that anyone who enters the country from abroad must abide by the 14-day quarantine. Bangladesh team has to go through the period. But the BCB wants to relax the quarantine period. Because, if there is house arrest for 14 days, the team will not be able to practice at this time.
Unfortunately, the discussion with the Sri Lankan Cricket Board have not been resolved. Although, both the boards are close of the tour, Sri Lanka has not yet made a final decision on the issue. As a result, BCB has to worry about the final confirmation of the tour.
BCB’s cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told Cricbuzz on Friday,
“Yes, we have heard that (their security agencies’ suggesting that we need to stay there for 14 days without any provision of practice) while we are hearing a lot of other things through different sources,” said Akram.
“But they are not clearing the picture by coming up with their official bio-bubble plan and itinerary. We will take the final decision regarding the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka only after we receive their plans and the schedule, which we are expecting in the upcoming days,” he added.