Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka postponed again

Ruben Hill
September 28, 2020

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were scheduled to play a 03 match test series Under the ICC World Test Championship.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board took the decision after Sri Lanka refused to ease stringent quarantine measures - which included players being confined to their rooms for 14 days, with no training allowed, after arriving in the island nation.

'After we cleared our stand about quarantine rules Sri Lanka Cricket contacted several authorities and expressed our demands which were mostly heard but both the boards got stuck on one clause which is the most important thing, the 14-day quarantine policy which is mandatory, ' Nazmul told reporters.

Nazmul's statement comes after the two boards failed to reach an agreement over quarantine requirements. BCB Chief Physio Debashish Chaudhary said that we also have to think about the mental condition of our cricketers as they are living in biological safety protocol for the first time in life.

SLC want the squad to self-isolate in a hotel for 14 days upon arrival due to the spread of COVID-19 in Bangladesh. They have agreed to all our conditions except for one but that is the main to us which is the 14-day quarantine which actually is isolation, and the players can not go out even from their own respective rooms.

Last week, fast bowler Abu Jayed, a vital member of the touring Bangladesh team, had tested positive for COVID-19. An SLC official stated that the BCB had once asked for 3-day quarantine and went on to term it as "ridiculous".

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