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BCB confirms Sri Lanka Test tour in April

Bangladesh will tour Sri Lanka in April.
Bangladesh will tour Sri Lanka in April.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed that their side would tour Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series in April.

The tour was supposed to take place last year in July 2020 but it was postponed due to the pandemic.

The tour was then rescheduled for October 2020 but the BCB were unwilling to comply with Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC’s) 14-day quarantine norm.

Finally, the two-match Test series is set to be played in April this year, which will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship. Initially, Bangladesh were scheduled to play a three-match Test series in Sri Lanka last year. But the series has now been reduced to two games.

Both the Tests are expected to be played at one venue, although the boards are yet to disclose which one.

The dates of the two games are also yet to be finalised. Bangladesh will likely be without Shakib al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman for the Test series against the island nation.

The IPL is expected to be played around that time, and BCB has already indicated that they will give NOC to players who wish to play in the Indian Premier League T20 Tournament. (Agencies)