Will Ban-SL ODI series go ahead as planned?

2021-05-08 at 18:16

The Bangladesh Cricket Board says it is working step by step in order to hold the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ODI series later this month.

Although the board officially announced the dates of the three matches, the country’s Covid-19 rules could influence a couple of crucial factors.

BCB’s chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that they are working on shortening the quarantine period for players and support personnel involved in the tour.

Chowdhury said, “Those taking part in sporting events have to follow a particular protocol, take those tests at the prescribed time. They can only take part when they are negative in those tests. It is not the same protocol for general people.”

He however ruled out any possibility of the series being rescheduled.

The first ODI of the tour is scheduled for the 23rd of May while the Sri Lankan team is due to leave for Bangladesh on the 16th of May.