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28 Sep 2020 | 12:35 PM
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Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka postponed
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were scheduled to play a three-match Test series Under the ICC World Test Championship

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wishes to announce that the Bangladesh National Team’s Tour of Sri Lanka which was scheduled to take place during the months of September – November 2020 is postponed owing to the current pandemic (COVID-19) situation. The decision was jointly taken by both Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), after careful consideration of the current health situation and the health regulations, such as quarantine requirements. 

The tour will be rescheduled when the International Cricket Calendars of both nations open up for a rescheduling. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were scheduled to play a three-match Test series Under the ICC World Test Championship, whilst Bangladesh was scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on the 27th September, 2020. 

"Any tourist who is entering Sri Lanka has to abide by this rule [of 14 days in quarantine]. They [the SLC] have told us that they couldn't do anything about this point [about quarantine]. We have informed them that we have to reschedule the tour to a time when things will improve," BCB President Nazmul Hassan was quoted as saying by 'ESPNcricinfo' on Monday.

(With inputs from PTI)

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