Sri Lanka Cricket has proposed a cut up, two-country quarantine for the Bangladesh group within the board’s newest try and persuade Sri Lanka’s well being ministry to permit Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka subsequent month to go forward.
Sri Lanka’s well being authorities have thus far insisted on a strict 14-day quarantine for all arrivals, which the Bangladesh Cricket Board has refused to agree to. Now, SLC have floated the concept of Bangladesh’s gamers doing seven days of quarantine in Bangladesh earlier than flying to Sri Lanka and doing seven additional days of quarantine within the island.
Neither Sri Lanka’s well being authorities nor the BCB has agreed to such a plan, nevertheless. Ostensibly, sustaining a biosecure bubble whereas flying internationally additionally appears a posh and troublesome proposition. However SLC is being pressured to provide you with inventive options, as its well being ministry has thus far refused to budge on the 14-day quarantine.
“We had a optimistic assembly with the Covid-19 Process Pressure yesterday, and everybody was in settlement that we must always make this tour occur,” SLC vice-president Ravin Wickramaratne informed ESPNcricinfo. “However now we have to take what the docs are saying into consideration additionally.”
Appearing on the well being ministry and epidemiologists’ suggestions, Sri Lanka has thus far fared higher in the course of the pandemic than many different nations. The Covid-19 loss of life toll is at 13 and life has largely returned to regular within the island, save for the closed borders.
Bangladesh’s refusal to endure a 14-day quarantine – by which gamers wouldn’t be allowed to take action a lot as depart their resort room – is as a result of the BCB believes it’s unfair to ask gamers to spend so lengthy out of motion – and in isolation – forward of a significant Check sequence. Earlier, SLC had requested the well being ministry if the Bangladesh gamers might prepare within the second half of the 14-day interval with a bubble in place however this was refused.
Sri Lanka additionally doesn’t have main stadiums adjoining to resorts, as England do in Southampton and Manchester. SLC expects to have extra readability from the well being ministry within the subsequent few days. In any case, this sequence is now unlikely to begin till not less than mid-October.