Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President, Nazmul Hasan, has proposed Sri Lanka Cricket to reschedule the three-Test tour of Sri Lanka. The first test of the series was scheduled to start on October 24.
“We have asked them to reschedule the tour, we cannot do a tour with a 14-day quarantine in place,” said Nazmul.
Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka was actually scheduled in July-August but got postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nazmul’s statement comes after the two boards failed to reach an agreement over quarantine requirements. The Bangladesh Cricket Board has refused to agree with the proposal of a 14-day quarantine, with player movements strictly restricted to their hotel rooms.
The Sri Lankan health authorities are pushing for a 14-day quarantine because the Covid-19 disease is believed to be spreading in Bangladesh. A few high profile players of the potential Bangladesh squad have also tested positive for the virus.
On the other hand, things are slowly turning out to be normal in Sri Lanka with minimal spread of the disease in the last few months. An SLC official stated that the BCB had once asked for 3-day quarantine and went on to term it as ‘ridiculous’.