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Bangladesh's tour of Lanka likely in October: Report  

By Saurabh Sharma
Jul 23, 2020 • 21:58 PM

Dhaka, July 23:  Bangladesh's Test tour of Sri Lanka could be held in October this year if talks between the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) come to fruition.

The tour was originally scheduled to be held in July-August, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to ESPNcricinfo, with the 2020 T20 World Cup deferred by a year, the BCB and SLC see October as a window for holding the series.

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"The ICC's announcement of the three major tournaments has provided what window we can work with, as now that we know that the tournament dates are fixed, we can work around with our schedule," BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.

"Both boards are positive about the Test series going ahead later this year. We are in talks with SLC. Sri Lanka is in a better condition [in terms of Covid-19 caseload] than any of the other sub-continent countries at the moment, and since the situation is not favourable here, we are more keen on the away matches."

Chowdhury also said that the board has its eyes on rescheduling the Ireland tour, as well as hosting Australia and New Zealand as soon as the pandemic situation improves in Bangladesh.

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