The entertainment factor will strike to create tussle among 3 Asian teams as Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh are all set to compete with each other for tri-nation T20I series.
Sri Lanka approach as hosts and the T20I series will go all guns blazing from March 8 of next year. If sources are to be believed, there will be 7 matches played in the series.
Each team will get to play against the other in the first and second leg kind of thing. Then the left out fixture happens to be the intriguing final between the best two.
These three teams met in the Asia Cup 2016 where India proved to be the strong case in clinching the tournament. The fixtures for the tri-nation series are not announced yet.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said that he is privileged to be a part of Sri Lanka’s 70 years of Independence celebration. There was no point of hesitation in accepting the invitation.
“We are privileged to be a part of Sri Lanka’s 70th-year celebrations, there is no closer friend to the BCCI than Sri Lanka [and Bangladesh] and when Mr. Sumathipala first floated this invitation, there was almost instant agreement that the Indian Team would participate for this reason,” quoted Rahul Johri.
“70 years is a long journey, and one that needs to be commemorated and celebrated. We are happy that our closest neighbours, who share more or less the same journey of independence are joining us in this celebration, which we believe will be a milestone and an augur of the great things to come in the annals of cricket,” SLC President Thilan Sumathipala quoted.
BCB President, Nazmul Hasan said that the competition is bound to strengthen the chemistry among the three nations as well as a clear step towards cricket improvement.
“The support and contribution of Sri Lanka [and India] in Bangladesh’s cricketing journey could not be overemphasized, and that this invitation was a clear testament to what a good friend Sri Lanka has been to Bangladesh’s Cricket. This Tournament too, would no doubt continue to strengthen the bonds between the 3 nations,” he said.