Sri Lanka's cricket board Friday announced that it will host Bangladesh next month and revive a Test series that was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"The series was originally scheduled to be played during October – November 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19," the board said in a statement.
Sri Lanka was originally scheduled to play three Tests, but under the revised schedule only two matches will be played.
Sri Lanka Cricket said Bangladesh will arrive in Sri Lanka on 12 April and play their first Test on 21 April in Kandy followed by the next match, also at the same venue, from 29 April.
Sri Lanka hosted its first international match during the pandemic when they played against England in January at an empty stadium where spectators were barred under health regulations.
Sri Lanka has recorded a surge in cases since October. Nearly 90,000 COVID-19 infections have been reported in the South Asian island where 538 have died of the virus.
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Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka hit a maiden ODI century but his 102 went in vain as Zimbabwe kept down the hosts to 280-9 and level the three-match series at 1-1 in Kandy.
The tournament, facing the constant threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, will feature 16 teams divided across four groups and is being held in the Caribbean for the first time.
According to the World Bank, five lakh people in Sri Lanka have fallen below the poverty line since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, food inflation has also hit a record 21.5 per cent