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Bangladesh begins quarantine, but tour to Sri Lanka in limbo

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Bangladesh cricketers and the support staff will move into a hotel today to be in isolation for seven days before boarding a charter flight to Colombo on September 27, but uncertainty still looms over the series.

Bangladesh is slated to play three Tests against Sri Lanka starting October 23. It is the first series the two teams will face-off after a COVID-enforced long break. But its fate hangs in the balance with Sri Lanka’s Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 declining to relax the quarantine regulations to accommodate the series.

Health authorities are insisting on a 14-day quarantine to all visitors to the island and, with Bangladesh identified as a COVID high-risk country, the chances of its plea for a reduced isolation period being accommodated remains remote…

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