Shining Bangladesh Tuesday | 29 September 2020

Papon says ‘impossible’, as Lanka grim for quarantine

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Published: ১৬:১৫, ২৮ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২০   Update: ১৬:১৬, ২৮ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২০
Papon says ‘impossible’, as Lanka grim for quarantine

BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon spoke to reporters in Mirpur

Bangladesh cricket team is not going to tour Sri Lanka. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan Papon confirmed the matter on Monday. He said it is not possible to visit the country in the current situation.

Earlier, Board president Nazmul Hasan Papon visited BCB and held talks with board officials on the occasion of the birthday of Prime Minister and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina. There he held an unscheduled meeting with the board of directors. Where almost all the directors of the board were present. He told reporters after the board's discussion that the tigers would not visit Sri Lanka for the time being.

At the time, Nazmul Hasan Papon said, "Sri Lanka said yesterday that they will be able to accept everything except one condition." But that is the main condition. That is 14 days quarantine. However, it is not possible to accept. This is also what we have informed today.

Papon added that this is actually a matter for their task force. Their quarantine is not just about staying at home. Stay in full isolation. That means no one can leave the room. There can be no cricketer like that. It's not just that he will have a fitness problem. He will also become mentally ill. So it is not possible to play a series of Test championships in this way. So I told them to reschedule the schedule. If the situation is normalized then the series can be thought of.

Earlier, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board had laid down various conditions for the tour during the coronavirus outbreak. On the other hand, the BCB said that they will not send a team to Sri Lanka on the terms given by the Lanka Board. After that there was uncertainty about this tour.

The tour was supposed to be for three Tests of the ICC Test Championship. The test was likely to start on October 24. But at the end, it became clear that the Tigers are not going to Sri Lanka.

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