India is open to travel Sri Lanka for limited-overs series scheduled in June-July if the Indian government allows. BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal had said that it depends on the government directives to lockdown relaxation and travel restrictions so that it doesn’t compromise the health of the players.
BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal said, “It all depends on government directives about lockdown relaxations and travel restrictions. We are open to travel if it doesn’t compromise the safety and health of our boys.”
This response has come in after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has written India Cricket Board, BCCI, to consider the scheduled series in June-July.
According to a report published in Sri Lanka media outlet, ‘The Island’, “Sri Lanka Cricket has sent an e-mail to their counterparts at Board of Control for Cricket in India requesting the possibility of resuming bilateral cricket later in July.”
India is to tour Sri Lanka in June-July for three ODI and three T20s but the limited-overs series in under uncertainties due to coronavirus pandemic.
The financial condition of Sri Lanka Cricket Board is looking forward to India tour to gain some financial strength. SLC has no media rights holders, and with India series, they are trying to attract some broadcaster.
“If the BCCI is saying they are ready to tour, that’s just smokescreen. They are telling Sri Lanka, we are willing to honour bilateral commitments,” source tracking development told Hindustan Times.