Sri Lanka hope to restart cricket with India, Bangladesh home series in July


India have been scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series in June however all the pieces is at the moment on maintain due to the coronavirus disaster in each nations.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sri Lanka was scheduled to host India for a series of three ODIs and three T20Is in late June
  • Bangladesh have been additionally scheduled to play 3 Tests in Sri Lanka as a part of the World Test Championship
  • We have made inquiries from each the India and Bangladesh boards and are awaiting a response: SLC CEO confirmed

Cricket may return to Sri Lanka as quickly as July with a high-profile series towards India if all goes in accordance to plan. The Sri Lankan Cricket board confirmed that it has “inquired” with its Indian counterpart relating to a limited-over series.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has chalked out plans to host India and Bangladesh in the following two months.

“We have made inquiries from both the India and Bangladesh boards and are awaiting a response from them. As of now, those series haven’t been postponed,” SLC CEO Ashley de Silva advised ESPNcricinfo.

The Lankans have been scheduled to host India for a series of three ODIs and three T20 internationals in June adopted by a three-Test series towards Bangladesh as a part of the World Test Championship.

But each series are at the moment on maintain because the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Firstly, the journey restrictions imposed by the three involved can have to be eliminated or eased earlier than cricketers from India and Bangladesh are allowed to land in Sri Lanka. Flight operations in India proceed to stay suspended even because the lockdown right here was prolonged to May 31 on Sunday.

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have additionally imposed strict lockdown guidelines in their respective nations.

“We have to look at traveling restrictions in Bangladesh, and the quarantine protocols in both countries. We are in discussion [with the SLC], so all the factors will come into play. We have to be mindful of the players’ readiness, too, but that’s going to happen. The players will get back to training, but we have to figure out other details about this tour,” BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

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