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Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka postponed


Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have announced that Bangladesh will not be touring the country next month, as was previously scheduled.

The sides were due to play a three-match Test series, forming part of the ICC World Test Championship, but the series will now be pushed back to a later date. According to SLC, Bangladesh cited a "lack of preparation for its players, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic" as the reason for the postponement.

The news comes just one day after Bangladesh announced they would not be hosting New Zealand later this year, a tour which was scheduled for after Bangladesh returned from Sri Lanka.

Last time the sides met in Tests was early 2018, when Sri Lanka won the two-match series 1-0 thanks to a 215-run victory in Dhaka in the second Test. On that occasion, Roshen Silva scored a pair of crucial half-centuries before Akila Dhananjaya, on Test debut, and Rangana Herath shared nine wickets in the fourth innings to spin Sri Lanka to a series win.

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