Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday confirmed of cutting down on the quarantine period for the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh.
Earlier, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chairman had expressed concern over the quarantine protocols that SLC had mandated. The board had proposed a mandatory 14-days of quarantine for the Bangladesh cricketers before the practice game.
BCB chairman Nazmul Hassan didn’t like the idea of the players staying locked for 14 days and no provision of playing. However, the SLC has now changed its stance and also planning a bio-secured plan to welcome the visitors.
SLC president Shammi Silva is consulting all the initiatives for staging the Test series as well as the inaugural Lanka Premier League. The board is working rigorously to maintain the international standards of safety for conducting the successful home season.
SLC also opted a split quarantine for the Bangladesh cricket players for the upcoming series. As per the proposal, the visitors will have to self-isolate at home for one week and another week on their arrival on the island.
The visitors may stay in Hambantota during the practice session then shift to Kandy after the match against Sri Lanka A team. The first Test match of the series will take place from September 23 behind closed doors.