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SLC plans future activities with health guidelines

Action from a Sri Lanka - Bangladesh Test match
Action from a Sri Lanka - Bangladesh Test match

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is planning to host a T-10 tournament in December, with the participation of national and overseas players, said a senior official of the SLC. After the conclusion of the Lanka Premier League (LPL), which is scheduled to be played from November 14 to December 7, SLC is planning to conduct this T-10 tournament. "LPL will be concluded by the first week of December, the foreign players who will participate in the League will be in Sri Lanka. That’s why we are planning to host the T-10 tournament with those same players, along with our national and domestic players," added the SLC official.

The LPL was originally scheduled from August 28. However, the health authorities’ direction of following a 14-days quarantine period forced SLC to reschedule it in November-December. Sri Lanka remains as one of the least affected country in the World from the deadly virus. The SLC has already successfully concluded Major League Tier ‘A’ domestic tournament. The country is considered as safest place to play international cricket.

"Meanwhile Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was awaiting the ‘go-ahead’ from the Health Ministry and Sport Ministry for forthcoming Bangladesh cricket tour of Sri Lanka to take place from October 14 to November 13 after submitting letters to the respective Ministries," the SLC official further said.

The Bangladesh tour will comprise two parallel series – the National team playing Sri Lanka in a three-match Test series, which is a part of the World Test Championship and the Development side taking on Sri Lanka Development side in another series of matches. Both series will take place concurrently. Test matches are already plan to play in Colombo and Pallekele. However due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are strict health guidelines that need to be followed and there is a 14-day quarantine period for anyone traveling to the country from overseas. SLC is plan to conduct their future tournaments according to the health guidelines.

Bangladesh is expected to bring a squad of 65 comprising players of the National team, Development team and support staff and they are due to arrive 17 days ahead of the scheduled itinerary on September 27 in order to carry out their training sessions.