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Venue of Sri Lanka series finalized

 Sports Correspondent

 Published: 03:06 PM, 2 March 2021  

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The Bangladesh cricket team will visit Sri Lanka in April to play two matches of the ICC World Test Championship. BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury Sujon told the media that the venue of the series is almost finalized. 

According to him, both the matches of the series could be held at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. 

Earlier, Bangladesh did not visit Sri Lanka due to strict coronavirus guidelines. Now, the guideline is being relaxed. The guideline of England’s last tour of Sri Lanka will be applicable for Bangladesh. However, cricketers must abide by the quarantine.

Though the Test series will be held in Kandy, the Bangladesh team will remain in quarantine in Colombo. 

It is learned that this has been decided in the discussions of the two boards so far. The Tigers will go to Kandy, about 120 km away, after completing their quarantine in Colombo.

Colombo is planned to be chosen as a quarantine venue based on its hotel facilities. The Test team will camp in the country for a week before the tour of Sri Lanka, even after entering the bio-bubble and leaving for New Zealand.

“Two Tests would be held in Kandy,” the BCB chief executive said, adding that a final decision on the venue had not been taken yet. However, they have told us one or two options. The match is more likely held in Kandy. The matter will be finalized in the next couple of days.