Lankan minister urges SLC to reconsider BCB’s terms
After Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan Papon has declared to abandon Sri Lanka tour if SLC doesn’t agrees with the proposed condition, the Sri Lanka minister Namal Rajapaksa has urged SLC to reconsider Bangladesh’s terms and conditions and urged to consult the task force.
Meanwhile, BCB has given two more conditions to the host board on the back of the conditions of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) regarding board members and quarentine issue and if the conditions doesn’t met, the series will be abandoned declared BCB president.
Bangladesh is scheduled to play a three-match Test series in October-November as part of the ICC Test Championship. Although the schedule of the series has come forward, there has been uncertainty due to the objections of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board.
Before the series, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board has laid down a number of rules on the terms of which the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has objected. BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon told the media that the series could be canceled if the board did not comply with the conditions.
“The conditions that Sri Lanka has given are rare in history,” he told the media, “It is not possible to go there with so many restrictions. A letter has been sent to Sri Lanka. We are waiting for their response.”
After BCB president declared to abandon the series if they don’t agree with the decision , the Lanka minister took the Twitter handle and wrote ,
As we all know the #COVID19 pandemic is still at large globally, prevention measures are a high priority. However, given the significance of #cricket in the region, I have asked @OfficialSLC to consult the covid task force and reconsider the @BCBtigers matter. https://t.co/Ed9VtwpEt0
— Namal Rajapaksa (@RajapaksaNamal) September 14, 2020