Tigers to leave for Sri Lanka on April 12 for a Test series
The Bangladesh national cricket team is all set to leave the country for Sri Lanka for a much-talked two-match Test series on April 12.
The date of departure however quelled the uncertainties over the tour, that was postponed twice in the pandemic-hit 2020. Firstly the outbreak of the Covid-19 forced the postponement of the tournament in last year’s July and then when there was a slot to make the tour happen in October, it was again postponed.
Sri Lanka hard quarantine rules were responsible in the second time to force the postponement of the tour further.
The two Tests however are the part of ICC World Test Championship. The ICC however had already got the two finalists of the WTC in India and New Zealand who would fight for the championship title in June.
In the wake of the situation, the series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka won’t matter but for both of them the Test series is imperative given the fact that they hardly got the chance to play Test cricket.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury informed that all of the two Test matches will be held in one venue to reduce the risk of Covid-19.
“Bangladesh team will stay in Colombo and both Test matches will be held in one venue,” the CEO said here today.
“If everything is okay, Bangladesh will leave the country on April 12 for the two-match Test series.”