Bangladesh’s Tour of Sri Lanka Postponed Due to COVID-19 Crisis: ICC

The Bangladesh cricket crew’s voyage through Sri Lanka one month from now was on Wednesday deferred attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has unleashed ruin on universal games plans around the world. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Wednesday that it was educated by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that their players are yet to be prepared to participate in a worldwide arrangement.

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the Bangladesh Cricket Board has informed SLC that a conducive environment has still not arrived for their players to take part in an international cricket series, purely due to the lack of preparation for its players, caused by the COVID 19 pandemic,” said the SLC in its statement.

“Hence, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Sri Lanka Cricket have agreed that Bangladesh National Team’s tour of Sri Lanka which was scheduled to be held during July 2020 will not take place and will be deferred to a mutually planned later date.”

The International Cricket Council (ICC) additionally tweeted the turn of events. “Bangladesh’s visit to Sri Lanka planned to happen one month from now, has been delayed,” it said in its tweet.

Bangladesh cricket team

Bangladesh was scheduled to visit Sri Lanka one month from now for a three-Test series. Bangladesh’s up and coming Test arrangement against New Zealand in August-September was additionally deferred.

Earlier, the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday prompted New Zealand’s Test voyage through Bangladesh being delayed because of the wellbeing danger presented by pandemic after three cricketers from the South Asian nation as of late tried positive for the infection.

New Zealand was scheduled to play a two-Test series in Bangladesh in August-September as a feature of the ICC World Test Championship.

A week ago, Bangladesh’s previous ODI commander Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam and Nafees Iqbal likewise tried positive for the destructive virus.

BCB had before delayed its Test voyage through Pakistan in April separated from the Ireland and UK visit in May.

Australia’s voyage through Bangladesh, initially booked for June, has likewise been conceded, attributable to the pandemic.

Global cricket is set for resumption one month from now when England take on the West Indies in a home Test arrangement.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Head to Head ODI Stats : 

Bangladesh Sri Lanka
Matches Won 6 36
Highest Innings Total 324/5 (Dambula, 2017)
357/9 (Lahore, 2008)
Lowest Innings Total 76 (Colombo, 2002)
147 (Dhaka, 2009)
Most Runs Tamim Iqbal
(643 runs in 19 innings)
Kumar Sangakkara
(1206 runs in 28 innings)
High Scores Tamim Iqbal (127)
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Most Hundreds Tamim Iqbal (2)
Kumar Sangakkara
Most Fifties Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan (6)
Kumar Sangakkara
Most Wickets Mashrafe Mortaza (24 wickets)
Muttiah Muralitharan (31 wickets)
Best Bowling figures in an innings Abdur Razzak
Chaminda Vaas (6/25)
Most Dismissals Mushfiqur Rahim (21)
Kumar Sangakkara
Most Catches Mahmudullah Riyad (10)
Mahela Jayawardene (18)
Most Matches Mohammad Ashraful (26)
Kumar Sangakkara


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