Bangladesh to tour Sri Lanka next month after security clearance

Sri Lanka was rattled by suicide bombings on three hotels and three churches by Islamist extremists.

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will play 3 ODIs this month | Getty Images

Bangladesh is all set to become the first team to tour Sri Lanka later this month following the deadly Easter attacks in this April after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board on Monday, 8th July, announced that the Islanders will host the Tigers for a One Day series here.

Sri Lanka has been under a state of emergency since the suicide bombings on three hotels and three churches by Islamist extremists here, and even Bangladesh tour called off following the attack.

Now, it seems that all roads are clear for the SLC, as they have announced the hosting for two countries -first New Zealand and now Sri Lanka within a week after their World Cup 2019 exit.

On Monday, the SLC has confirmed that Sri Lanka will be hosting Bangladesh for three One Day Internationals on July 26, 28 and 31 respectively at the Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo.

Meanwhile, New Zealand was earlier to be the first visiting team Sri Lanka after deadly attack here, when they arrive next month to play two Tests and three T20I matches here in August.

The Test series opener between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played on August 14 in Galle while the final Test match from August 22 in Colombo’s P. Sara stadium.

On the other hand, Colombo will host the first T20I games on August 31 and followed by second on September 2 at the Premadasa Stadium while the final T20I will be on September 6 in Kandy.

(With AFP Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 09 Jul, 2019

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