Sri Lanka Cricket requests BCCI to seek opportunities in July to play program series.
The Cricket Board (SLC) of the country has asked the India Cricket Board (BCCI) to take tourniquet to Sri Lanka seriously in July because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
India is planning to visit Sri Lanka in June-July for three day-long stages as well as for as many T20 internationals, now at risk because of the global health crisis, which has infected over 40 lakhs globally and prompted cricket shutdowns.
In an email, the SLC indicated its willingness to play a limited series in late July and awaits a reply from the BCCI, according to the article published in 'The Island.'
"Sri Lanka Cricket sent an e-mail to its colleagues on Cricket Control Board of India requesting that bilateral cricket be resumed after July," said the paper.
The report notes that "they will obey strict quarantine rules and the show should be kept behind closed doors considering the safety of fans."
The BCCI brass is, however, adamant that they would be unable to do anything at the moment if there are no specific government orders and appropriate travel advisories in place.
England's three-test trip to Sri Lanka was terminated in mid-March following the pandemic outbreak in the midst of second warm up game of the tour.