No limited-overs in Sri Lanka: BCB
Bangladesh are likely to play fewer Tests in Sri Lanka but no ODIs or T20Is will take place, reveals BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon.
Bangladesh’s three-Test tour of Sri Lanka was previously scheduled for mid-2020 but if was later deferred to October-November. However, that too was ruled out with strict COVID policies in the host country.
With packed schedule ahead, the Test series will cut down to two – making it 60 World Test Championship points on offer per game. Bangladesh are eyeing a short Lankan tour to complete further bilateral commitments.
“No chance of limited-overs games in Sri Lanka tour. Because the schedule is very tight. The schedule we have… How will they (Tigers) play so many consecutive games? We are thinking about it. Plenty of matches away from home are coming up,” Papon said on Friday.
International cricket in Bangladesh resumed this month during the ongoing West Indies series. After the end of three ODIs and two Tests, Bangladesh will visit New Zealand for the third time in five years to play three ODIs and T20Is each.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are expected to pay Bangladesh a return tour for three ODIs, part of World Cup Super League, in midway of this year. The Asia Cup T20 will be hosted in Sri Lanka in June.
Sri Lanka also welcomed international cricket back to the country with two-Test series against England. The inaugural Lanka Premier League T20 was hosted at the end of 2020.