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BCB not interested in Sri Lanka tour because of terms

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Published: 16:19, 14 September 2020   Update: 17:46, 14 September 2020
BCB not interested in Sri Lanka tour because of terms

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is not interested in the upcoming scheduled three-match Test tour of Sri Lanka due to quarantine strictness.

According to the terms of the Sri Lanka government, the visiting team will have to quarantine for 14 days without practice session. BCB agrees to maximum 7-day quarantine. The BCB has decided not to reject the new proposal of Sri Lanka Cricket.

The Sri Lanka government has made it clear that cricketers will have to stay in hotels immediately after landing on the island country. There will be a 14-day quarantine. All cricketers will be tested for coronavirus for three times during the quarantine period. Cricketers will be allowed to enter the field if corona result is negative three times. Sri Lanka Cricket sent the proposal to BCB on Saturday.

BCB directors and top team management sat in a meeting on Monday noon on the tour of Sri Lanka. Suddenly BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon appeared there. After the meeting, Nazmul Hasan said, “The terms and conditions that Sri Lanka has given are rare in history. It is not possible to fight a Test championship under such rules. I will share this information with them.”

“The proposal is far away from what we thought, even not near the edge what is going on in other countries. In other countries, the gym and training can be started within seven days of quarantine. What I saw in their proposal is that they will not be able to leave the hotel room for 14 days. Can’t go out to eat,” he added.

“I don’t understand what they mean. It’s not a boy’s game, but part of the ICC Test Championship. In this way, Test matches cannot be played,” he concluded.


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