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Bangladesh Stick To Sri Lanka Tour Despite Lockdown


New Delhi:

Bangladesh will start a two-Test tour of Sri Lanka this month despite renewed coronavirus restrictions at home, Sri Lankan cricket chief Arjuna de Silva said on Wednesday.

Bangladesh ordered a one-week nationwide lockdown on Monday amid a record surge in infections but de Silva said the matches had been confirmed.

"The Bangladesh board has told us that they will go ahead with the tour as planned," de Silva said, adding that all Bangladesh squad members had been vaccinated against the virus.

De Silva said the first Test will start on April 21 with the final match on April 29. Both games will be at Kandy, but without spectators.