Sri Lanka tour is hardly possible: Akram Khan
Bangladesh have been scheduled to play a three-match Test series against Sri Lanka in July- August. But as the global pandemic remains unchanged, there is a continuous apprehension of abandoned the series due to health risks.
Bangladesh Cricket Board’s cricket operations committee’s chairman Akram Khan has revealed the possibility of the pre-scheduled tour.
“There is very little possibility for Sri Lanka tour. Because it’s already June and it requires a long preparation to play the longest format of the game. Still we have to wait 10-15 days. I pray so that the coronavirus pandemic expires soon. But I see a little possibility for the series to play,”
Akram Khan said.
A source from BCB confirmed that, series against Sri Lanka is going to postpone very soon. Before it, Bangladesh has postponed series against Pakistan, Ireland and Australia after coronavirus hit back in cricket arena.
Regarding the players practice session despite an unusual environment, BCB’s physiotherapist Dr. Debashish Roy Chowdhury said, “We are planning everything to prevent coronavirus contamination. But if a player wants to practice individually, then he will be given a certain amount of time. He will able to see enter the field and can use the indoor. After that someone else will practice in the other spot. Therefore there is no issue regarding coming in contact with each other.”
“We will keep a less number of staffs during practice session. A few players will be given permission to practice in a single session. Moreover, if there is any practice session before any series then players, officials and supporting staffs will be brought under a security line so that there remains no risk of contamination,” he further added.