The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has planned to take the High Performance (HP) team along with the national team when they will tour Sri Lanka. After the quarantine period, the national team is supposed to play few intra-squad games against the HP team besides training.
But this plan may not work as the SLC has informed the BCB to reduce the number of cricketers for the sake of safety. This has created some uncertainty over Bangladesh's tour to Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) previously informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that the period must be 14 days. But the BCB let the SLC know that they cannot afford to quarantine themselves for more than seven days.
After that, the SLC told the BCB that it had no objection to BCB's proposal but all depends on what Sri Lanka's directorate of health decides. The health ministry of Sri Lanka is insisting on a 14-day quarantine period.
Naimur Rahman Durjoy, the chairman of HP, hinted that the HP team may not eventually tour Sri Lanka. The BCB will prioritise the matches of the World Test Championship and if the SLC doesn't permit increased number of players, then the national team alone will tour Sri Lanka.
"We will always give priority to the national team tour. We can conduct the HP camp later. These matches are part of the Test championship. If we miss them, it'll be difficult to find another window," said Durjoy.