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Sri Lanka to arrive Dhaka tomorrow

 Sports Desk

 Published: 08:49 PM, 15 May 2021  

Sri Lanka to arrive Dhaka tomorrow 

Sri Lanka to arrive Dhaka tomorrow 

The Sri Lankan cricket team will arrive Dhaka on Sunday morning to play a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh national cricket team which is part of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup Super League. The SriLanka Airlines plane carrying Lanka cricket team delegates is set to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8.45 am.

Sri Lankan cricketers are coming to Bangladesh with Corona Negative Certificate from the country. However, even after coming here, they have to stay in the room quarantine for three days. They will be taken directly from the airport to Hotel Sonargaon. Where they will be quarantined for three days. 

The Sri Lankan team will take part in a practice game on May 21 at the BKSP before facing Bangladesh in the first ODI on May 23. The second and third matches are scheduled for May 25 and 28 respectively, with all matches being held under lights at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. 

Bangladesh so far played 48 one-day internationals against Sri Lanka and won only seven matches. Four of those wins came at home.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is on high alert for biosecurity in this series. A week ago, the cricket board sent hotel officials and groundsmen to isolation. The three floors of the hotel are completely separate for the two teams. In addition to these, everyone will be tested regularly.

BCB doctor Debashish Chowdhury said, "We always keep hotel officials in isolation. This time too there will be no exception. They left for isolation seven days before the Sri Lankan cricket team arrived in Dhaka. Their Eid holiday has also been canceled. We have also made arrangements for isolation for the groundsmen.

Debashish Chowdhury further said,"Bangladesh is probably the only country that keeps the groundsmen in isolation. Others ask the groundsmen to stay at a certain distance from the players. The good news for us is that we will host the matches in one venue. That is why many things are easy."