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No mandatory room quarantine in Pakistan series

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 11 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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No mandatory room quarantine in Pakistan series
Habibul Bashar, Minhajul Abedin

A Bangladesh Cricket Board official said on Wednesday that there will be no mandatory room quarantine in place during the upcoming home series against Pakistan.

Pakistan are scheduled to arrive on November 16 to play three T20Is and two Tests against Bangladesh.

After the coronavirus outbreak, Bangladesh hosted foreign teams like West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand and all the teams had to complete mandatory room quarantine after arriving in Bangladesh but it won't happen this time against Pakistan.

“After arriving in Dhaka, they (Pakistan) will undergo Covid-19 test in their rooms and they can start their practice immediately after passing the test,” BCB Chief Physician Debashish Chowdhury told The Daily Sun on Wednesday.

“There will be no quarantine for the Bangladesh team as well but all the cricketers need to have both the doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

“They will also undergo Covid-19 test after entering the team hotel and can start practising after testing negative. The rules are the same for everyone even if any member is included from outside the squad, he will have to follow the same process considering it will take just 12 hours to get test result (corona test),” he said, adding that there would be more relaxed bio-bubble rules in place for the series.

In the list prepared by the Bangladesh government to define respective countries’ corona position, both Pakistan and UAE are in the green zone and because of that BCB had decided not to have any room quarantine for the series.

Meanwhile, the BCB selection panel sat on Thursday along with team leader Khaled Mahmud to prepare the squad for the upcoming home series against Pakistan.

It’s understood that though the primary squad is prepared they are unable to make any official statement as it is yet to be approved by the BCB President Nazmul Hassan, who is currently abroad.

The squad is expected to be announced within two to three days.

“As far as preparing the squad is concerned we have completed it mostly as there are one or two places that are yet to be filled,” BCB Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin told The Daily Sun after completing the meeting at the SBNS.