SL-BAN test series to begin 24th Oct.

2020-08-12 at 18:39

The Sri Lanka-Bangladesh three-match Test series is scheduled to begin on the 24th of October.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced that its Test squad, as well as the high-performance side, will leave for Colombo on September 23 or 24.

The board has also said that it will bear the expenses of the two travelling squads for the first three weeks of the tour, leading in to the first Test starting October 24.

The pre-Test stint in Sri Lanka is likely to serve as a quarantine period, with the Sri Lankan government insisting on a 14-day quarantine for all new arrivals.

Already there are arrangements for arrivals to undergo quarantine in hotels.

Akram Khan, the BCB cricket operations chairman, confirmed that the tour would include three Tests, which could all take place in Colombo.

The board has also proposed a three-match T20I series, but it is unlikely to be held.

Yesterday, Sri Lanka Cricket announced the postponement of the Lanka Premier League until mid-November on account of the mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving on the island, which would lengthen the competition.