SLC comes up with split quarantine scheme for Bangladesh series
The much-anticipated Test series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is facing some setbacks because of the health guidelines in Sri Lanka. It will be Bangladesh’s first International outing after a long break due to the pandemic situation.
A conflict has been arisen between two cricket boards, regarding the quarantine period for Bangladesh team in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket sent their quarantine guidelines to Bangladesh Cricket Board and the later declined the proposal from SLC.
Due to that, Sri Lanka Cricket Board again had some meetings with the health sector of the country, considering the requirements from the visiting country. Sri Lanka Health Ministry is consistently insisting on a 14-day quarantine for the Bangladesh team, after arriving in Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket Board proposed a new quarantine scheme to the Bangladesh Cricket Board. The proposal is like, Bangladesh team and whole traveling members taking a 7-day quarantine in Bangladesh before leaving for Sri Lanka. After landing in Sri Lanka, the whole unit has to be in another 7-day quarantine, according to the new proposal from SLC.
Still, neither Bangladesh Cricket Board nor Sri Lankan Health Ministry agreed with this new proposal. It looks like the series is in more complexity and unlikely to start until mid-October. But Sri Lanka Cricket Board is confident in conducting the series, amidst all these ongoing issues.
“We had a positive meeting with the Covid-19 Task Force yesterday, and everyone was in agreement that we should make this tour happen,” SLC vice-president Ravin Wickramaratne told ESPNcricinfo. “But we have to take what the doctors are saying into account also.”