BCB still interested in Sri Lanka tour
Despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) reveals that it is yet to fully rule out touring Sri Lanka in July. A BCB official has confirmed that the board is still interested in Sri Lanka tour, thus discussions between the two country’s cricket boards are continuing about potentially playing the series.
“Even yesterday I had a meeting with SLC chief executive and we are discussing the tour but we are yet to decide anything at the moment,” the BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
However, Nizamuddin emphasized that instructions from the Bangladesh government will be taken into account before making a final assurance with regards to the tour.
“One thing you have to keep in mind that the government’s instructions on travel, these things are also important. If only that country is alright then that will not be enough, the guidance of our government is also important,” Nizamuddin reiterated.
Earlier, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had to postpone the tour of Pakistan in March for an ODI and a Test in Karachi in March. So Nizamuddin assured that they would finalize their decision regarding Sri Lanka tour after observing everything at this time too.
“We are observing the situation and how their government is tackling the situation and all that along with keeping an eye on what is the order of our government because we have to see all these things,” he added.
To be noted, if everything goes well, Bangladesh will travel to Sri Lanka in the third week of July according to the previous schedule. The teams are expected to play three Tests between them all part of the ICC Test Championship.