Quarantine disputes threaten Bangladesh tour to Sri Lanka


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are locked in a dispute with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over the phrases of the proposed tour to the island.

BCB President Nazmul Hassan says the World Take a look at Championship sequence can’t go forward beneath the protocols proposed by SLC.

Bangladesh say protocols are a deal-breaker

SLC have reportedly requested the Bangladesh squad and help workers to quarantine for 14-days versus the seven-day interval initially agreed upon by the 2 boards.

“We can’t play World Take a look at Championships with these phrases and circumstances,” Hassan stated. 

“Till their letter yesterday [13 September], each boards had been having discussions alongside the traces of a seven-day quarantine.

“However now their phrases and circumstances are nowhere close to these discussions, and neither are they something near what different international locations internet hosting cricket within the pandemic are doing. 

“There are three or seven-day quarantines in these locations the place the gamers can both prepare amongst themselves or use the fitness center.”

Hosts accused of utilizing COVID-19 to realize an edge

The BCB boss says that the protocols and SLC’s refusal to permit the crew to carry their very own web bowlers, will put the vacationers at too nice an obstacle.

“[SLC] have instructed us that our gamers can’t even step out of the lodge room. Not even for meals,” Hassan stated.

“They’ve additionally chosen Dambulla because the venue for the preliminary coaching camp which would depart us remoted in any case. They’ll have the home league with so many gamers nationwide, however we’ve got to face such powerful restrictions. I’ve discovered that different groups haven’t confronted such circumstances. We’re astounded.

“Seeing that they began home cricket, we knowledgeable the SLC that we’re coming with an enormous squad in order that we are able to have our coaching camp there.

“However they won’t permit us to coach when our gamers have been inactive for seven months. 

“They gained’t even allow us to take web bowlers and neither are they going to supply us with any web bowlers. How can we play World Take a look at Championship with none coaching? So it’s not attainable for us.”

The primary Take a look at of the Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh sequence is scheduled to begin on 23 October.

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