A Bangladesh Cricket Board official on Tuesday said that they will skip the lone practice game in Oman in order to remain protected during their six-day mandatory bio-bubble, a prerequisite for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup.
“We will be having a six-day quarantine in Oman and if we play the practice game against a local team, the bio-bubble may be put at risk. So we decided to skip the practice game,” BCB Cricket Operation Chairman Akram Khan told The Daily Sun.
According to an itinerary released by the BCB, the Tigers will leave for Muskat, Oman on October 3 for a week-long camp.
Bangladesh will do room quarantine for a day before they complete four-day practice sessions in Muskat.
The Tigers will then travel to the UAE on October 9 and will be quarantined until the next day. Bangladesh will take part in two scheduled warm-up matches against Sri Lanka and Ireland on October 12 and 14 in Abu Dhabi before they again fly to Oman on October 15 to feature in the qualifying event of the tournament.
The Tigers will take on Scotland in their first qualifying match on October 17 before they take on Oman and PNG respectively on October 19 and 21.