The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to resume the bilateral series in the island nation in July as per the new development of new.
Virat Kohli’s side was scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in July for a three-match ODI series and a maximum number of T20 matches, but the condition is not conducive to manage the spread of the coronavirus. However, the SLC has emailed the BCCI in July to resume the delayed tour.
The SLC has expressed its desire to neglect the visit of spectators behind and to resume the bilateral series closed doors to avoid any hassle and flow during the global health crisis caused by the Coronavirus lockdown.
Considering the safety of fans and players, Sri Lanka is planning to organize the series behind closed doors so that no one is affected. The SLC says the health of the players is paramount to their board. However, the island nation is still awaiting the BCCI’s response.
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SLC has earlier requested BCCI to give them a chance to host their Indian cash-rich League (IPL) at their Island nation. However, BCCI denied that they did not receive such a proposal.
Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) requests BCCI for a bilateral series
“If IPL is called off, Indian Cricket board and IPL stakeholders will have to bear a loss of more than USD 500 Million. So, it will be beneficial for them to conduct the league in another country as they did in 2009 in South Africa,” said Silva.
“If we get the go-ahead from them to this proposal, we are ready to provide all the facilities necessary under the supervision of Sri Lankan health authorities,” he added.