COVID-19: Mushfiqur Rahim to miss Australia T20Is due to quarantine rules
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 22, 2021 07:35 PM2021-07-22T19:35:53+5:302021-07-22T19:36:33+5:30
Mushfiqur Rahim will miss the five-match T20I home series against Australia next month according to a Cricbuzz report. Rahim ...
Mushfiqur Rahim will miss the five-match T20I home series against Australia next month according to a Cricbuzz report. Rahim failed to start the 10-day mandatory quarantine, a prerequisite for any cricketer joining the bubble from outside. Cricket Australia and BCB have agreed on extensive pandemic protocols that include a 10-day quarantine, which began earlier this week. Rahim opted out of the Zimbabwe series to be with his parents and as a result, he had to enter the quarantine by now to be eligible for selection.
BCB did try to convince CA to reduce the quarantine period but the latter refused to concede. "He had to return home because of his parents and you cannot do anything in this situation. Mushfiqur was eager to play but we cannot help it as CA was not ready to compromise," BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan was quoted as saying to Cricbuzz. Match officials for the series have already been isolated while the Bangladesh T20I team will go straight to the team hotel in Dhaka upon arrival. Rahim played the one-off Test in Harare last week but, having injured his hand while batting, stayed off the field for most of the game. Earlier in the one-off Test, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by 220 runs and sealed the series thanks to an all-around display from the bowlers on the fifth day. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taskin Ahmed both picked up 4-wicket hauls to help the Tigers win the match easily.