Bangladesh Tour of Sri Lanka postponed indefinitely: ICC

 Bangladesh  League Board

Bangladesh was supposed to tour Sri Lanka for the Test series that was all set to start from October 23rd will not travel now as the two boards didn’t agree on a stipulated 14-day quarantine as per health safety protocol in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. This news was confirmed by one of the officials from ICC.

 Bangladesh  League Board

As the Sri Lankan board wanted Bangladesh players to follow 14-day quarantine protocol once they reach Sri Lanka on September 27th 2020 but the Bangladesh Cricket Board didn’t agree to that norm which caused the cancellation of the upcoming tour between two Asian countries.

“Any tourist who is entering Sri Lanka has to abide by this rule [of 14 days in quarantine]. They [the SLC] have told us that they couldn’t do anything about this point [about quarantine]. We have informed them that we have to reschedule the tour to a time when things will improve,” Hassan was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNcricinfo’ on Monday.

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan, however, is assuming that whenever this tour happens in the future amid this pandemic time Sri Lankan Government as well as their health authorities should provide relaxation to the team who will visit the island nation for playing cricket.

However, a huge credit should be given to England for arranging back to back series against West Indies and Pakistan which paved the way for other nations to arrange series amid this pandemic time. Also last week bad news came in reference Bangladesh Cricket about their fast bowler  Abu Jayed, a vital member of the touring Bangladesh team, had been tested positive for COVID-19.