Sri Lanka Cricket has applied for a two-phase isolation period to their health ministry. In the new proposal, the Bangladesh team will be in quarantine for seven days in Bangladesh before the flight and then will be in isolation for seven days upon reaching the island nation.
Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka has become uncertain after a disagreement between the two boards over the quarantine period. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is trying to convince their health ministry make the conditions less strict.
SLC has applied for a two-phase isolation period to their health ministry. In the new proposal, the Bangladesh team will be in quarantine for seven days in Bangladesh before the flight and then will be in isolation for seven days upon reaching the island nation.
If their health ministry accepts this process, SLC will send an official proposal to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Though the Sri Lankan health ministry is fixated on their previous instructions which are of Bangladesh team staying on quarantine for 14 days. For now, neither the Sri Lankan health ministry or BCB have accepted it.
There is no way but wait for Sri Lanka's decision now, informed Chairman of BCB's media committee Jalal Yunus. He said that the decision might come in the next 2-3 days.
"To say something definitely from our side is difficult. Because the answer will come from their side. This is a national decision. We pressurising from here will not work. They will let us know. We are waiting for their decision, which may come in 2-3 days," Yunus said.
Despite the Sri Lanka series becoming uncertain, Bangladesh's preparations remain the same, informed Jalal Yunus. He said, "We are ready. We have prepared in the way we had planned to. If a positive answer comes, we can take preparations within a week. It may take a day or two longer. If the decision comes too late, then we might need to reconsider."
BCB is against an isolation period of more than seven days and BCB are staying put on their decision, informed Yunus. He said, "We are waiting for their e-mail. A task force works on Covid-19 in Sri Lanka. SLC are waiting for their decision. We will know when they know. We have said that the quarantine period has to be reduced and we must have training facilities."