Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque is confident his side will have enough time to prepare for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka, despite having no cricketing activity for nearly five-month due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Mominul and T20 captain Mahmudullah were among those that returned to training yesterday in the hope of building up to the Sri Lanka series.
Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka scheduled for July-August comprising three Tests was postponed indefinitely because of the Covid-19 situation creating practice hurdles. According to BCB officials, the Test series is likely to now start in mid-October if everything goes according to plan. They are now waiting for necessary approvals from the Sri Lankan government and health ministry that are required before travelling. This series will mark Bangladesh’s return to competitive cricket after all cricketing activities were suspended in mid-March in Bangladesh following the virus outbreak.
While some other cricketing nations have begun their cricketing activities sometime back, Bangladesh haven’t made much progress in this regard. The board relaxed its stance somewhat by making arrangements for individual player training sessions that got underway on July 26 after BCB decided to take consent of 35 cricketers through a virtual meeting.