BCB postpones Sri Lanka series
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to abandon the upcoming Sri Lanka series due to the unrealistic hard conditions from the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. Although, there were exchange of opinions regarding quarantine issues for couple of times, but the series didn’t reached further as both the boards couldn’t come to a common ground. With the consent of the two boards the series has been cancelled.
Bangladesh was scheduled to play a three match Test series against Sri Lanka as part of ICC Test Championship in July. But as the ongoing pandemic wracked a havoc on cricket arena , the series was postponed for further opportunities. As Sri Lanka abled to control the contamination of Coronavirus, Bangladesh cricket board (BCB) tried to commence the tour with a view to resuming cricket.
BCB and SLC were keen to commence the series and schedule was finalized too. According to the schedule, the three-match Test series between hosts Sri Lanka and visiting Bangladesh was scheduled to start on October 23. However, due to the strictures and obligations of the quarantine, the Bangladesh team’s tour of Sri Lanka was postponed for the last time.
Due to the cancellation of the series, it has now become a matter of waiting to return in international cricket for Bangladesh Tigers. The Sri Lankan Ministry of Health had given a condition to the Bangladesh team to observe a 14-day quarantine in Sri Lanka. It also threatens to disrupt preparations for the Tigers, who have been out of the game for a long time. The BCB offered a week’s quarantine but the Sri Lankan ministry did not respond. The BCB has therefore decided not to send the team to Sri Lanka for the time being.
The BCB is currently focusing on domestic cricket as the Sri Lanka-Bangladesh Test series has not been played as planned. The country’s cricket and cricketers’ policy makers plan to return the country’s cricketers to the game soon with a domestic tournament.