SLC negotiating with BCB to reduce one Test
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is currently in discussion with the Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) to finalize the national team’s upcoming tour schedule to Sri Lanka. It has been learned that the boards already have reached a settlement on Bangladesh’s departure date.
According to Mohan de Silva, the chief executive of SLC, they are negotiating with the Bangladesh Cricket Board to reduce one Test match from the original tour schedule after the visitors requested to include a three-match T20 series.
“It is more or less [finalized]. We are actually negotiating. They [BCB] want to play three T20Is and three Tests. So we are actually negotiating with them to reduce one Test and then play the T20Is,” de Silva told the Dhaka-based TV channel Maasranga.
The SLC official also said on Tuesday that Bangladesh’s departure date, September 24, is almost affirmed but the boards are yet a few days away from settling the tour calendar. He added, “We will be able to confirm it within a day or two.”
Meanwhile, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is likely to make his international cricket return with the upcoming Sri Lanka series as the 33 years old cricketer’s one-year suspension period is to be finished on 29th October.