Sunday, October 25, 2020 | ePaper

BCB ready to make any adjustment if needs for SL tour

  • Print



The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is yet to respond on revised health guidelines, making it tougher for the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to leave the country for the tour scheduled on September 27.
The delay of journey means it would affect the whole three-match Test series and may force the two boards to reduce the number of Test matches.
The first Test is scheduled for kick-off on October 24.
But BCB is hopeful that the series will be held and in that case, if any adjustments are needed, they are ready to do it.
"Since we haven't received it yet [the revised health guidelines], at the moment it will be a little challenging to travel as per schedule on the 27th September," BCB CEO Nizam uddin Chowdhury said here on Wednesday.
"There are also visas and other complications. In that case we will make any adjustment if needed. But we have been preparing ourselves to leave the country on 27th September."
Sri Lanka also have a domestic league named Lankan Premier League in mid-November, which made it tougher to stick to three-match Test series.
"That cannot be said at the moment," BCB CEO said on the number of Test matches. "Since the series organizer is Sri Lanka Cricket, the whole issue of adjustment depends on them. They have a domestic league and they have to decide, considering everything."But the BCB high ups made it clear that the both boards are committed to make the series happen since the three Tests are the part of ICC Test Championship.
"Since Sri Lanka Cricket and the BCB are committed to hosting the ICC Test Championship, we want to take part in the World Test Championship and take it forward. And both our boards are trying to organize the series."
"I say again we will do it if any adjustment is needed. We also had a preliminary discussion on that. In that case we are hoping that they would give us feedback as soon as possible. That is how we can plan," he said.
The BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon had already made it clear that Bangladesh won't stay mandatory 14-day quarantine after reaching Sri Lanka because such a long lay-off would affect their preparation. BCB instead wants a seven-day quarantine with practice facilities which the England Cricket Board (ECB) and IPL authority did while bringing the cricket back to the ground.
"You know that the board president has clarified our position. Later we kept in touch with Sri Lanka Cricket, there were some restrictions in the health guidelines which they sent. And if we continue then it will be difficult for us to take the tour forward. These issues have been communicated between us for some time. The latest situation is that we have told them certain things," BCB CEO said without further elaborating.
"After learning of these things, they said they had a Covid-19 task force and they would talk to them. They are now working on how to relax the health guidelines. We hope to hear from them very soon."
Sri Lanka indeed didn't want to relax the health guidelines despite seeing the other boards like ECB and even the IPL authority relaxed the issue.
"Specifically I don't want to say anything at the moment. We have told them things that are tolerable for us or that we want. Since the Sri Lanka Cricket Board is not saying anything, I think it should be between us. We do not want to say any details publicly," Nizam Uddin remarked.
"The whole thing, however, does not depend on Sri Lankan cricket. It totally depends on their government and Covid-19 task force. As far as we know Sri Lankan cricket has contacted them and is trying to explain our position," he concluded.

More News For this Category

 Najmul XI take on Mahmudullah XI in final today

Najmul XI take on Mahmudullah XI in final today

Sports Reporter :Najmul XI will take on Mahmudullah XI in final of the BCB President's Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur today. The match

National cricket team coaches leave Bangladesh

National cricket team coaches leave Bangladesh

BSS, Dhaka :National cricket team head coach Russell Domingo, fielding coach Ryan Cook and fast bowling coach Ottis Gibson left Dhaka as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) decided to

Manish Pandey shines as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals

Manish Pandey shines as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals

BBC Online :Manish Pandey's superb unbeaten 83 helped Sunrisers Hyderabad to an eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.Pace bowler Jofra Archer removed David Warner and

Siraj leads Bangalore's eight-wicket rout of Kolkata in IPL

Siraj leads Bangalore's eight-wicket rout of Kolkata in IPL

AFP, Dubai :Paceman Mohammed Siraj returned with impressive bowling figures of three for eight to help Royal Challengers Bangalore thrash Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the Indian

Rubel's consistency an outcome of BCB President's Cup

Rubel's consistency an outcome of BCB President's Cup

While the bowlers were impressive in the ongoing BCB President's Cup, one bowler particularly grabbed all the limelight. The bowler is none other than Rubel Hossain, who has been playing

Jahanara, Salma off to UAE

Sports Reporter :Jahanara Alam and Salma Khatun left the city on Wednesday morning for United Arab Emirates (UAE) to take part in the Women's T20 Challenge in UAE from November

Dhawan ton in vain as Punjab down Delhi in IPL

Dhawan ton in vain as Punjab down Delhi in IPL

AFP, DubaiĀ  :Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday became the first batsman in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to hit two successive centuries but his Delhi Capitals lost by five wickets to

Rashid Khan says Afghanistan need to play more against the world's best teams

Rashid Khan says Afghanistan need to play more against the world's best teams

Afghanistan will only develop as a Test-playing nation if they are given more opportunities, says Rashid Khan.Afghanistan are not involved in the World Test Championship, despite being awarded five-day status

Tamim XI face off Nazmul XI in 'do or die' match

With an aim to play the final of the BCB President's Cup, Tamim XI will take on Nazmul XI in the sixth and last group match of the tournament at

Bangladesh U-19 team to visit England next year

The Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team is set to visit England next year to play a tri-nation series against the youth team of England and Australia. According to the schedule, the