Recently, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has requested the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for resuming bilateral series at Island country in July.
The Men in Blue were supposed to tour Sri Lanka for three-match ODI series and as many T20Is in July but the condition does not look in favour of organizing amid the Coronavirus outbreak. However, SLC has emailed BCCI to resume the targetted tour in July. In a response, BCCI has agreed to tour Sri Lanka for three-match T20 series and three-match ODI series.
SLC have shown their wish to keep the tour behind the closed doors without spectators to avoid any ebb and flow amid the global health crisis.
Considering the safety of the fans and players, Sri Lanka thinks of organizing the series behind locked doors so no one can get affected. The health of the players matters most to his board, SLC says that the players from both sides will have to follow the strict rules. However, matches are still to get affected and there is less probability of the matches to go ahead amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Coronavirus outbreak has paused all the cricketing scenarios across the globe. Cricket in India has equally been affected. Arun Dhumal, however, stated that it will be depending upon the government’s rules and policies otherwise the team is all set to tour and still the safety of players will be considered first.
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“It all depends on government directives pertaining to lockdown relaxations and travel restrictions. We are open to travel if it doesn’t compromise the safety and health of our boys,” Dhumal wrote, as per the report in Hindustan Times.