International cricket started its second innings after the Coronavirus hiatus through the three-match Test series between England and West Indies. After that, England played a three-match ODI series against Ireland and are now playing a Test series against Pakistan. Bangladesh are also on the verge of getting off the mark after the break. They are supposed to tour Sri Lanka next month.
The schedule of the tour has almost been finalised. Bangladesh national team will fly to Sri Lanka accompanied by the High-Performance team on September 23.
The series will not commence on September though. The first Test of the three-match series will begin on October 24, according to Akram Khan, the chairman of Cricket Operations of BCB. But the boards are yet to decide whether an ODI or a T20 series will be played apart from the Test Series.
"We have decided how to approach the tour after consulting everyone involved. Players will start team practice mid-September. After 10-12 days, the national team will fly to Sri Lanka along with the High-Performance team. Then both the teams will practice for 20-25 days. The series will begin on October 24," Akram Khan said.
Chairman of the HP Naimur Rahman Durjoy said, "We are supposed to send the teams on September 23. HP team will also travel with the national team. As the Covid-19 situation is much better in Sri Lanka, I think this will be great for both the teams."