As the tour of Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series has been postponed, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is eying to host domestic cricket, BCB president Nazmul Hassan told the media Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
The last competitive cricket match took place in Bangladesh in March this year. Right after that, all the cricketing activities were suspended aiming to stop the spread of the coronavirus.However, most of the members of the national team backed to the field with an individual training programme ahead of Eid-ul-Adha. After the individual programme, BCB also started skill training programme involving a 27-member squad of the national team.
All these preparation were taken ahead of the Sri Lanka tour. But, due to the strict Covid-19 restriction, Sri Lanka health department is reluctant to allow Bangladesh a seven-day quarantine period upon their arrival in Sri Lanka, what BCB has asked earlier. This stance of Sri Lanka has resulted in a further delay to this series. Now, the series needs another reschedule.
“I think the Sri Lanka tour will not take place now. So we are planning to host domestic cricket soon. The Covid-19 situation of our country indeed is not allowing any other games to get resumed. But we are trying to bring the cricket back to the field,” Nazmul Hassan told the media.
“The training camp of the national team will resume soon, and the team will play a few practice game among them. After that, we want to resume domestic cricket. We may play a tournament involving five to six teams. At least 90 players will join this event if the teams are six. However, the details plan about how we resume domestic cricket will be revealed soon,” he added.