According to reliable news sources, 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 favor of organizing amid the Coronavirus outbreak. However, SLC has emailed BCCI to resume the targetted tour in July.
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, the island nation is still waiting for BCCI’s reply.
Players from Sri Lanka and India will have to follow strict rules: Sri Lanka Cricket Board
It is to be noted that earlier, being a neighboring country, SLC has shown a humble behave in the pandemic condition towards India and has asked them if they want to hold IPL in another country to save themselves from a massive loss.
Sri Lanka cricket requests BCCI for a bilateral series
“If IPL is called off, Indian Cricket board and IPL stakeholders will have to bear a loss of more than USD 500 Million. So, it will be beneficial for them to conduct the league in another country as they did in 2009 in South Africa,” said Silva.
“If we get the go-ahead from them to this proposal, we are ready to provide all the facilities necessary under the supervision of Sri Lankan health authorities,” he added.
However, the sporting scenario has been badly affected in India and all over the world as the world due to the adverse circumstances of Coronavirus. IPL 2020, that was scheduled to be initiated by 29th March. It got further delayed to a window of April-May but an extension in the lockdown as disclosed by India’s government has caused a further indefinite delay in the cash-rich league.