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Bangladesh listed in MIQ for NZ series

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 17 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh have secured a spot in New Zealand government’s Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) facilities, which is mandatory for people flying into the country, ahead of their upcoming bilateral series against the hosts later this year.

According to the ICC’s Future Tours Programme (FTP), Bangladesh are scheduled to play two Tests and three T20Is in New Zealand in December-January. The visiting contingent has been allocated space for 35 people, from early December, in MIQ.

Netherlands and South Africa’s men’s teams also secured the same MIQ for their respective tours in New Zealand while India men’s team failed to feature in the list.

It means the three ODIs slated between New Zealand and India in March 2022 will need to be postponed. Stuff.co.nz reported that the India series will likely be played in late 2022 instead.

As per government rules, all those arriving in New Zealand are required to undergo at least 14 days of managed isolation in hotel rooms, and if anyone tests positive along the way, they move into separate quarantine hotels for an extended period.