Sri Lanka Cricket Relaxes Quarantine Norms

Sri Lanka Cricket Relaxes Quarantine Norms

Sri Lanka Cricket Relaxes Quarantine Norms

The series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh may now resume as SLC relaxes their quarantine protocols for the visiting team. 

Just recently, it has been reported that the Bangladesh Cricket Board was willing to cancel their tour to Sri Lanka if the 14-day quarantine period is not changed. Following that statement, Sri Lanka Cricket went in on a series of meetings and had decided to come up with a plan. As the meeting concluded, the quarantine protocols for the team have now been relaxed and the tour now stands a chance to push through. 

So far, SLC has now prepared a bio-safety plan that will satisfy Bangladesh so that the series can push through as planned. With that, SLC took the initiative for the consultative process in order to conduct the event. 

The BCB has also confirmed the development for the said match series. They said, ‘We have heard about such development but we will propose them to accommodate us either in Galle or Dambulla’. 

‘Players and team management staff will undergo COVID-19 tests on September 18 (for those stationed in Dhaka) and September 19 (for those who are arriving in Dhaka from other divisions/districts). Training (of the national team) will resume in Dhaka only on 20 September’, they added. 

With the new plan, the visiting team is expected to stay in Hambantota while they are still under the preparation phase. After then, they will be transferred to Kandy after the practice game against the Sri Lanka A team to be played from October 18 to October 20.

The tour was originally scheduled from July to August. However, due to the pandemic, it was postponed. Now, the Bangladesh team is expected to travel to Sri Lanka on September 27. Then, the first Test match will begin on October 23. To further understand how Test cricket is played, visit Betwala. 

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