Bangladesh will tour Sri Lanka for a two Test series in April this year. The tour was scheduled to take place in July 2020 but was postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. It was then rescheduled to October last year but BCB further postponed it because they were unwilling to comply with the quarantine rules of the SL government. Now the series is set to take place in April. Both the matches of the series will be played at the same venue, which is yet to be decided. The series is a part of the World Test Championship. However, neither of the team can qualify for the finals.
“We are in talks with the Sri Lanka board, and till now, the two matches of the Test Championship are finalised. Both the matches will be played at the same venue, and we are expecting to travel to Sri Lanka by April 12-15,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin said
Bangladesh will most probably be without Shakib al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman who’ll be part of the IPL. The BCB has already made it clear that they’ll issue the NOC to players who want to take part in the Indian Premier League.
Bangladesh suffered a humiliating loss to West Indies in their previous series. Sri Lanka on the other hand were thrashed by England. However, they have a fantastic record against Bangladesh. In 20 Tests, Sri Lanka have won 16 matches while Bangladesh’s solitary win came in 2017 at Colombo.