Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have mutually agreed to postpone the Tigers' upcoming tour of the island country, the host board announced yesterday.
There was a lot of buzz about the July tour, deferred now to a 'mutually planned later date', which would feature a three-match Test series that would be a part of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).
"SLC wishes to announce that the BCB has informed SLC that a conducive environment has still not arrived for their players to take part in an international cricket series, purely due to the lack of preparation for its players, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic," a media release said yesterday.
On Tuesday, Bangladesh's home series against New Zealand, also part of the WTC and due to start in August, was postponed. The Tigers have faced a total of five series postponements while cricketing activities in the country have been on hold since mid-March.
The second Test against Pakistan, scheduled to be held in Karachi in April, the Ireland and UK tour in May and a home series against Australia scheduled for June were previously postponed.