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Sri Lanka maintains dual policy centering Bangladesh-England

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Published: 08:44, 16 November 2020   Update: 09:02, 16 November 2020
Sri Lanka maintains dual policy centering Bangladesh-England

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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had a plan to resume international cricket tournament through Sri Lanka series. But, the quarantine policy of Sri Lanka put a barrier on the way to that series.

The Tigers could not play the series as Sri Lanka’s health ministry and cricket board remained strict about their quarantine policy.

Surprisingly, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLCB) is seen strict for Bangladesh and lenient to England cricket team.

SLCB made an announcement that the England cricket team will tour Sri Lanka to play two Tests in January next year. The surprising fact is, “they don't have to do any quarantine in Sri Lanka.” The cricket board is showing completely different attitude towards Bangladesh and England centering coronavirus protocol issue.

Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka comprising three Test matches scheduled for August this year was postponed because the Bangladesh team were asked to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival in Sri Lanka. But, the 14-day mandatory quarantine is not a requirement for the England team.

Even, England team will be allowed to play practice matches in Sri Lanka, said Sri Lanka Cricket Board Chief Executive Officer Ashley De Silva.

Whereas, Bangladesh team was told not to leave hotel rooms during the Sri Lanka’s tough quarantine.

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