Cricket West Indies (CWI) two-member inspection team had a busy day in the capital as they visited Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) and Evercare Hospital to see the available facilities for the tourists ahead of their forthcoming series.
The duo arrived in Bangladesh on November 28 to assess Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)'s COVID-19 management and the security arrangements ahead of the series.West Indies are due to visit Bangladesh in January 2021 for a tour comprising of three Tests, three ODIs, and two T20Is.
BCB officials said that Dr Akshai Mansingh (a member of the ICC & CWI Medical Panel as well a CWI Director) and Paul Slowe (Security and Safety Manager) will go to Chattogram on Tuesday in a helicopter while they are expected to return to the capital and visit Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on December 2.
The delegates are visiting Chattogram as BCB plans to keep Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium as backup venue for the series. The delegates are expected to complete their assessment by December 3.
"They came to see our COVID-19 management plan and the security plan ahead of their scheduled tour in January,” BCB Cricket Operations Committee Chairman Akram Khan told reporters on Saturday.
BCB had presented a comprehensive COVID-19 management plan to their West Indian counterparts for approval, taking their first steps towards the resumption of international cricket in the country. CWI President Ricky Skerritt stated that his team wanted to ensure that BCB was following the recognised health protocols similar to what the West Indies team had experienced in England.