Sri Lanka awaits Bangladesh response to new tour proposals | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka awaits Bangladesh response to new tour proposals

13 September, 2020

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is awaiting a response from the Bangladesh Cricket Board over a set of health guidelines it sent them before the three-Test series between the two countries can commence in October.

Ashley de Silva, the Chief Operating Officer of SLC, speaking to the Sunday Observer confirmed they received the stipulated health guidelines from the local health authorities which was communicated to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday.

“We have got the guidelines from the Health Ministry that has been sent to the BCB today (yesterday). They have to study it thoroughly and give us their feedback as to how they will prepare themselves to embark on this tour,” said De Silva.

One of the mandatory health requirements is a 14-day quarantine period while the players will also have to undergo PCR tests and remain in their hotel to ensure the tour party is not affected by the virus.

Earlier the BCB had made a request for a 65-member contingent to arrive in the island which SLC rejected and granted permission for only its National team and officials comprising 30 members.

“We want to make sure that we eliminate the virus threat and support the government in a national cause. We will wait until we receive a feedback from BCB and then pursue the rest of the arrangements,” said De Silva.

The Bangladesh team is scheduled to arrive on September 28 before the commencement of the series on October 23 at Pallekelle where all three Tests will be played.