Ball in Health Ministry’s court over resumption of international cricket in Sri Lanka

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has made an appeal to Health Ministry to relax safety guidelines in a bid to resume international cricket in the island. Bangladesh’s three Test tour to the country is in serious doubt after the tourists raised objections against the two week quarantine requirement on arrival. SLC had taken great efforts to resume international cricket but strict guidelines by the Health Ministry has left them in quandary.

After discussions between SLC chief Shammi Silva and Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa, SLC formally wrote to Health Ministry asking of the possibilities of relaxed quarantine guidelines. Bangladesh had requested for a seven day quarantine period and then to start training in a ‘bubble’ as per the guidelines followed by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) who successfully hosted Test series against West Indies and Pakistan this summer…

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