SL cricket team granted special permission to return home via Chartered Flight from B’desh

The Sri Lanka cricket team, which suffered a 1-2 loss in the three-match ODI rubber against Bangladesh in Dhaka, will return back to its country on Saturday via a Chartered Flight, reports have said.

As all commercial flights have been banned in the island nation in the wake of the Covid pandemic, a special permission has been granted to the national team for landing in Colombo on Saturday.

Significantly, the Civial Aviation Authority of the island nation has suspended international flights to and fro Sri lanka till May 31.

The players will however, have to serve a mandatory quarentine period upon arrival from Bangladesh, period of which is yet to be announced by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

Earlier on May 16, Sri Lanka had left for Bangladesh on May 16 boarding a commercial flight.

After losing the first two affairs, the visitors however, salvaged some pride by winning the last encounter against the hosts by 97 runs.

The team will next travel to England for a limited-overs series next month. The tour will comprise three T20Is and as many ODIs.

News Desk

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