Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chairman Nazrul Hassan on Monday said that the quarantine rules proposed by the SLC are not feasible.
Hassan went on to say that the 14-day quarantine period does not lie anywhere close to what both the boards had discussed prior to the series.
Bangladesh is scheduled to fly Sri Lanka this month, at least 30 days before the series begins on October 23. But earlier, the SLC had communicated BCB that the players would only have to serve one week of quarantine.
“We cannot play World Test Championships with these terms and conditions. Until their letter yesterday, both boards were having discussions along the lines of a seven-day quarantine,” Hassan told ESPN CricInfo.
“But now their terms and conditions are nowhere near those discussions, and neither are they anything close to what other countries hosting cricket in the pandemic are doing. There are three or seven-day quarantines in those places where the players can either train among themselves or use the gym,” he added.
Hassan also augmented that playing the World Test Championship match won’t be possible for the side in these circumstances.
“Seeing that they started domestic cricket, we informed the SLC that we are coming with a big squad so that we can have our training camp there. But they will not allow us to train when our players have been inactive for seven months. They won’t even let us take net bowlers and neither are they going to provide us with any net bowlers. How can we play the World Test Championship without any training? So it is not possible for us,” he said.