Bangladesh are supposed to return to international cricket after the Covid-19 hiatus through the Sri Lanka tour. But some uncertainty is looming over the tour due to some issues. If the tour is canceled eventually, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will look to arrange a domestic competition at that period.
Nazmul Hassan Papon, the president of the BCB, has hinted that domestic cricket will return if the Sri Lanka tour doesn't happen.
After a meeting on Monday, Papon informed the media that it is not possible to tour Sri Lanka accepting all of their conditions. He said, "Domestic cricket will return soon in the country if the Sri Lanka tour is canceled. I won't tell what we are going to do. But it's certain that cricket will return."
"The boys are away from cricket for so long. I can't promise a fully-fledged return, but we will do something with the clubs we can manage. But we have to keep in mind the health issues. We will try our best to keep the players safe. But definitely cricket will return," he added.
Naimur Rahman Durjoy, director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and chairman of the High Performance (HP) unit, has also informed the media that the BCB will look to arrange a domestic tournament involving all the contracted players if Sri Lanka tour is canceled eventually.
"It's necessary to create a bio-secure bubble in order to arrange tournaments like the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). So the board has to take time and prepare. We are thinking of arranging a competition involving all the contracted players of the national team, HP team and under-19 team if the Sri Lanka tour doesn't take place," said the former captain.