Fiji Time: 11:14 PM on Wednesday 20 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Sri Lanka set for tour

Afp
Friday, January 17, 2014

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka is to go ahead with a tour to Bangladesh later this month after carrying out its own security assessment in the violence-plagued country, cricket board officials say.

"We are very positive about playing in Bangladesh," Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga told AFP.

"We look forward to playing there."

Confirmation that the tour is going ahead comes after SLC vice president Mohan de Silva and the board's former chief executive Ajith Jayasekera travelled to Bangladesh earlier this week.

Ranatunga said the pair were joined by Sri Lankan diplomats as they held discussions in Dhaka about player safety for the tour.

The first of two Test matches begins in the capital on January 27 and the two teams are also to play three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches.

Bangladesh has been rocked by some of the deadliest political violence in its history with the opposition trying to derail a January 5 general election.

The violence has also prompted speculation that the 50 over Asia Cup and the Twenty20 World Cup, both due to be hosted by Bangladesh, could be shifted.

Ranatunga rejected reports that Sri Lanka had been sounded out by Asian cricket authorities about the possibility of hosting the Asia Cup which will also include India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61780.5988
JPY 56.632153.6321
GBP 0.37020.3622
EUR 0.41860.4066
NZD 0.69290.6599
AUD 0.63040.6054
USD 0.50390.4869

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mysteries of the floating island
  2. Pay rise deal
  3. Body find at Vesida
  4. Union demand ridiculous, says Sayed-Khaiyum
  5. Eels approach Namosi flyer
  6. On top of his game
  7. Planned water disruption advisory for Suva
  8. Villagers give up $300k forest for relocation
  9. Farmers warned on grants
  10. Japan vows to help Fiji

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tragic deaths Thursday (14 Sep)
  2. $16k dream holiday Monday (18 Sep)
  3. The fee to kill Tuesday (19 Sep)
  4. Boy, 16, attacks Jesus Thursday (14 Sep)
  5. Coffee shop with a class Friday (15 Sep)
  6. Teens hurt in brawl Saturday (16 Sep)
  7. Nawai's prophecy Friday (15 Sep)
  8. Mysteries of the floating island Wednesday (20 Sep)
  9. NFP leader under fire Friday (15 Sep)
  10. Head teacher in court for sexual assault Monday (18 Sep)