BAN vs SL: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is optimistic that the next tour of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, which is set to take place in July, would go ahead. The BCB and Sri Lanka Cricket [SLC] are in talks on the future of the bilateral series, which is currently on hold owing to the worldwide coronavirus epidemic. Before making a final decision on the series, both boards are prepared to follow the orders of their respective governments.
BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury stated that they are in close contact with SLC regarding the ICC Test Championship visit, which includes three Test matches.
“I had a meeting with SLC CEO even yesterday [Wednesday]. We are discussing about the tour but we are yet to decide anything at the moment,” said Nizamuddin to the media on Thursday.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, BCB postponed the third and final part of Bangladesh’s tour to Pakistan, which included an ODI and a Test in Karachi in April, as well as a visit to Ireland in May. The two-match Test series against Australia was also postponed, and the hosting of New Zealand for a two-match Test series in August is now in doubt.
Bangladesh will go to Sri Lanka in the middle of July for three Test matches in Colombo, Galle, and Kandy, respectively.
“One thing you have to keep in mind is the government’s instructions on travel. If only that country is alright then that will not be enough, the guidance of our government is also important,” Nizamuddin said.
“We are observing the situation and how their government is tackling the situation and all that along with keeping an eye on what is the order of our government because we have to see all these things,” Nizamuddin added.