Looks like Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka would have to wait for a bit longer due to the disagreements between both the cricket boards. Bangladesh was supposed to tour Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series in October.
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had issued quarantine protocols for the Bangladesh players but BCB chairman didn’t seem to accept that.
SLC’s quarantine rule extended for two long weeks, giving the Sri Lanka players less time to start with the practice. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has not agreed to a single rule as it restricted the players to only their hotel rooms.
“Any tourist who is entering Sri Lanka has to abide by this rule [of 14 days in quarantine]. They [the SLC] have told us that they couldn’t do anything about this point [about quarantine]. We have informed them that we have to reschedule the tour to a time when things will improve.” Nazmul Hassan, the BCB president, said on Monday.
One of the officials of SLC had expressed frustration over the country’s government calling the policy “completely inflexible”. And one of the officials also ridiculed BCB’s demand of the quarantine period of just three days.
Later, Sri Lanka health ministry issued insisted on the visitors serving 14 days of quarantine period. The BCB continued its plan of starting the training of the 27 man preliminary squad and put them in isolation in the hotel.