The Indian Women Cricket team could tour Sri Lanka for a series of eight white-ball internationals- five ODIs and three T20Is- in late November, if the substantial logistic and quarantine hurdles are surmounted.
According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, a Sri Lankan Cricket Official has confirmed that both SLC and BCCI have been in talks for the proposed tour and are in agreement over organizing the series.
One of the major hurdles behind staging the tour is the mandatory 14-day quarantine that the Sri Lankan health ministry has made it compulsory for any visiting team entering the island. During the isolation, players would be confined to their hotel rooms and wouldn’t be allowed to train either.
Both India and Sri Lanka haven’t played international cricket since the outbreak of Covid
The 14-day quarantine condition proved to be a major deadlock in Bangladesh’s men’s team tour of Sri Lanka as the BCB felt that the stringent isolation will prove to be detrimental to players’ fitness- both physical and mental.
While SLC is hoping that the health ministry will reduce the quarantine duration, the reports of community transmission in the island nation have further cast doubts on the viability of the tour.
While the BCCI hasn’t made any official statement regarding the same, according to reports in ESPNCricinfo, the Indian Women’s Cricket Team could travel straight to Sri Lanka from the United Arab Emirates, after having participated in the Women’s T20 Challenge, which is set to take place between November 04-09.