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Bangladesh-Srilanka Series

Tigers Sri Lanka tour in doubt





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|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh upcoming tour of Sri Lanka looks all but uncertain as tourist insist them to have a 14-day quarantine after arriving in the island for the three-match Test series.

The meeting of BCB’s cricket operation along with the High Performance Unit head along with the selectors ended abruptly as they failed to come up with a specific plan of

action after tourist sent them the bio-safety letter ahead of the tour.

BCB’s chief selector Minhajul Abedin after the meeting told cricfrenzy that they have been informed to have 14-day quarantine along with completing few other formalities.

‘’We will have the meeting tomorrow as we failed to complete it today,’’ said Minhajul.

‘’We have learnt that we will have to do 14-day quarantine and now the board is trying to negotiate the matter with SLC but unless we have confirmation of the tour it is hard to make a plan of action,’’ he said.

The fifth-phase of individual practice session will end today and BCB was planning to host a seven-day residential camp for preparation from September 21 ahead of the tour but with the present scenario even that looks highly unlikely unless two board come into terms regarding the quarantine period.

BCB is planning a week-long residential camp ahead of the tour that will mark the resumption of competitive cricket for both sides. The residential camp is set to begin on September 21.

The BCB will conduct COVID-19 tests in four phases, with three tests scheduled on September 18, 21 and 24 and the final test 72 hours before they take the flight to Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka, which was scheduled for July-August, was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bangladesh, as per the current plans, are expected to travel to Sri Lanka on September 27 for the three-Test series that is scheduled to start from October 24.