SL tour will proceed it it’s 7 day of quarantine: BCB CEO

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury has told that the Sri Lankan Board have informed them a seven-day quarantine after travelling to Sri Lanka.

Just a few hours age, the upcoming Sri Lanka tour was in danger after the board informed that a 14-day quarantine has to be followed after travelling to Sri Lanka. But Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) did not accept it as they will not be able to play warm-up matches if things stand like this. BCB also informed the board to make it 7 days.

Sri Lanka Cricket took no time to reply and informed that a 7-day quarantine has to be followed and they are trying to best to reduce it as much as possible, according to the BCB CEO.

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Meanwhile, Nizamuddin told reporters that BCB have no problem if a 7-day quarantine has to be followed and the tour will proceed.

“We’re communicating with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on a regular basis. We sought detailed plans from them but they informed us that they are talking with their health ministry about the quarantine period. They are trying to reduce the number of days for the quarantine as much as possible and making it tolerable for our players,” he said.

The CEO also informed that they are awaiting an official statement from SLC before making any further comments. As things stand, the tour will proceed and the players are likely to follow seven days of quarantine.

“In our last communication with them, SLC told us that we have to be in quarantine for the first seven days after arrival, after which the players can go ahead with the training schedule. We believe that if it remains seven days of quarantine, we can proceed according to our plans. [But] I think we should wait for feedback from SLC before making any further comment,” he concluded.

Bangladesh will travel to Sri Lanka on September 27 in order to play three Tests against the hosts.

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