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Ranjan Madugalle’s help sought to convince health ministry


All is not yet lost for the Bangladesh cricket team touring to Sri Lanka for the ICC Test Championshi as ICC chief match referee Ranjan Madugalle’s help sought to convince health ministry.

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On Thursday, the health ministry and its professionals decided to stick to a 14-day quarantine for the visiting Bangladesh team, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) made another attempt on Friday to convince the health ministry.

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Even Ranjan Madugalle, the ICC’s Sri Lanka based match referee was present at the meeting, which was attended by two health ministry doctors and trying to explain the need of the tour.

According to the reliable sources-

“During the meeting it was explained to the health ministry to allow players to train within bio-bubble”.

“We also explained to them that the Bangladeshi players are not supposed to meet the community people and the entire hotel will exclusively be booked for the visiting team”.

“We have also explained to them that the actual matches will only be played after 21 days and by then only the  umpires, groundsmen etc. will be there and not before that”.

The health ministry is likely to discuss further among them and the decision is likely to be conveyed on Saturday, it is learnt here.

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