Alluding to the lack of practice and preparation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic outburst, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have decided to postpone Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka to mutually-planned later date.
Scheduled to play three Tests in July, Bangladesh were all set to face the Lankans, but with the current global crisis, BCB has informed SLC that ‘a conducive environment has still not arrived for the players to take part in an international cricket series.’
These three Test matches were supposed to be a part of the ICC Test Championship and it was earlier reported that Akram Khan, BCB’s cricket operations chairman had stated a low possibility of the series being executed as planned originally.
“Yes we had spoken with some of the players and they did not show any interest (to tour during that point of time)” Akram stated. “I think chances are very slim about the Sri Lanka tour commencing on a scheduled time frame,” he said.
To add to the lack of practice – Mashrafe Mortaza and former Bangladesh opener Nafees Iqbal – tested positive for Covid-19. Bangladesh has seen a huge rise in the number of cases recently, with more than 9.24 million people affected by the deadly virus worldwide.
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