We have to postpone the series if BCB doesn’t agrees to guidelines : SLC
The uncertainty regarding Sri Lanka series does not seem to be clearing. After BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon declared Bangladesh will not go to Sri Lanka series if the conditions aren’t met two weeks ago , the Sri Lanka Cricket board responded saying that if Bangladesh do not agrees to their condition they can’t proceed to the tour. Moreover, they can’t go over governments instructions.
” If they (BCB) are not ready to comply with the task force (health) guidelines, then we have to postpone the series. Then I will think of organizing the series next year or next season.” Ashley De Silva stated.
Although Asian countries are down by the influence of corona virus, The island country seems quite successful in dealing with the pandemic. The country has been able to controlled the contamination as the military-led Covid Task Force is very active. SLC secretary Mohan de Silva, however, is optimistic with the BCB’s consent. He said
” We have sent their (BCB) demands (to the concerned authorities). You know, as a country we have been very successful in controlling this epidemic. We have to follow strict health guidelines for that. We have continued discussions with them (BCB) and are sure they are negotiating on these issues. Hopefully, we can solve it and the Bangladesh team will come to Sri Lanka soon.”
The Bangladesh team was scheduled to travel to Sri Lanka on September 27 for a three-match Test series as part of the ICC Test Championship. But the SLC has not yet reached a common ground with Bangladesh regarding quarantine issue. Although, there is uncertainty regarding the series, the players are practicing within bio secured bubble.