Sri Lanka requests India to explore possibilities of playing scheduled series in July
By: PTI | Colombo |

Updated: May 15, 2020 8:29:53 pm


India are scheduled to play three ODIs and three T20Is in Sri Lanka in June-July. (File Photo/AP)

With uncertainty hovering over India’s restricted over tour of Sri Lanka due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation’s cricket board (SLC) has requested BCCI to significantly contemplate touring the island nation for his or her scheduled series in July.

India are scheduled to go to Sri Lanka for 3 one-dayers and as many T20 internationals in June-July, which is presently beneath menace due to the worldwide well being disaster, which has contaminated over 40 lakh folks globally and compelled a cricket shutdown.

According to a report revealed in ‘The Island’, SLC has indicated its willingness to play the restricted over series in late July in an electronic mail and are awaiting a reply from BCCI. “Sri Lanka Cricket has sent an e-mail to their counterparts at Board of Control for Cricket in India requesting the possibility of resuming bilateral cricket later in July,” the report mentioned.

According to the report, an official mentioned that “they would have to follow strict quarantine rules and the series might take place behind closed doors considering the safety of fans.” However the BCCI brass is evident that until there are clear directives from the federal government and correct journey advisories in place, they received’t have the ability to commit something in the mean time.

England’s tour to Sri Lanka for a three-Test series was cancelled in mid-March after the outbreak of the pandemic in the center of the second heat up sport of the tour. If the India tour doesn’t occur, it will additional hit the Sri Lankan cricket board exhausting because the board is banking on this explicit tour.

Sri Lanka had earlier supplied to host the 13th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which was indefinitely suspended by the BCCI due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

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