Tigers’ Sri Lanka tour likely to be postponed
Published: 01:38 AM, 25 September 2020
Ashley De Silva, Sri Lanka Cricket Board Chief Executive Officer, said it would not be possible to host the series with Bangladesh at the moment without complying with the conditions set by the Sri Lankan government.
He made the remarks in an interview with Sri Lankan media on Thursday.
He also said that it is not possible to accept the request made by the BCB to relax the conditions given by the COVID Task Force.
“We have discussed a lot, but the COVID Task Force does not want to consider BCB’s request to relax the conditions,” said Ashley De Silva.
We will inform Bangladesh for the time being that if we do not comply with the conditions given by the Task Force, the series will be postponed for the time being. If the situation improves, we will be able to organize the series in the future, he added.
Earlier, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board imposed a number of conditions, including a 14-day quarantine and a ban on practice at that time. The Bangladesh Cricket Board demanded that quarantine be brought down in 7 days. At the same time, the BCB demanded practice during the quarantine.