Updated: January 09, 2014 22:52 IST

Sri Lanka confirm Bangladesh tour on schedule

Sri Lanka are set to play two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals against Bangladesh, starting January 27.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that their national team's tour of Bangladesh would take place later this month as scheduled, according to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Sri Lanka are due to arrive in Dhaka on January 24 to play two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals against the hosts from January 27. (Click here for latest on cricket)

BCB president Nazmul Hassan, who is in Dubai for a meeting of ICC full-member countries, said: "The SLC representatives have confirmed here today that the Sri Lanka team will tour Bangladesh as planned. The standard security inspections and monitoring in regards to arrangements will continue side by side."

Hassan has also confirmed that Asia Cup will be hosted as planned. "There was a discussion among Asian nations about the Asia Cup and that event will be hosted by Bangladesh as decided in February-March. We have also received a positive response from the Pakistan Cricket Board regarding Pakistan's participation in the Asia Cup. The PCB has requested enhanced security measures for the cricket team during the Asia Cup and we have given our assurance of providing the same," he said.

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