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Si Lanka sends tour details to BCB for Test series

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has sent the tour
details to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to quell all kind of
uncertainties of the Tigers visit to the Lankan Islands which was postponed

The BCB, however, is still waiting for some matters to be cleared after
which they will announce the itinerary, said its CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury.

“There is some progress of the tour. The Sri Lanka has sent the final
schedule of the tour but our team management is still waiting for some
matters to be cleared. Once it is cleared, hopefully we’ll declare the
itinerary within a couple of days,” Chowdhury said here today.

The two-match Test series, which is the part of World Test Championship,
was postponed twice in the pandemic-hit 2020. Firstly the severity of Covid-
19 forced the postponement and later it was halted due to the indifference of
the quarantine issue between the two boards.

Sri Lanka wanted Bangladesh to stay mandatory 14-day complete quarantine
after arriving there to which the BCB said no, considering the players were
out of practice completely in that period.

BCB wanted practice facilities during the quarantine period but Sri Lanka
was unable to provide, prompting the postponement of the tour.

However, the quarantine issue is now relaxed, said BCB CEO.

“England has already toured Sri Lanka and the Lankan board said us the
protocol will be same what the England team went through. In the first three
days, the players would have to be in room quarantine after which, subject to
be the negative in Covid-19 test, we can start our practice. Sri Lanka won’t
enforce the strict quarantine like the past,” the CEO informed.

Bangladesh is in now New Zealand tour for three-match ODI series and as
many T20 Internationals. They will visit Sri Lanka after completing the New
Zealand tour. After the Test series in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh will play a
three-match ODI series at home against Sri Lanka again.

Nizam Uddin said the performance in this three series will help them to
prepare a list of the players who will be in the BCB contract.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)