No quarantine relaxation for Shakib, Mustafizur duo to serve 14-day isolation period

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: May 5, 2021 04:14 PM2021-05-05T16:14:02+5:302021-05-05T16:15:45+5:30

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and pacer Mustafizur Rahman will not have the chance to prepare for the upcoming ...

No quarantine relaxation for Shakib, Mustafizur duo to serve 14-day isolation period | No quarantine relaxation for Shakib, Mustafizur duo to serve 14-day isolation period

No quarantine relaxation for Shakib, Mustafizur duo to serve 14-day isolation period

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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and pacer Mustafizur Rahman will not have the chance to prepare for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka as they will have to go through a 14-day institutional quarantine after arriving from India, reported Cricbuzz.  Unlike other players, Bangladesh doesn’t have a travel restriction in place for the cricketers to enter the country. However, they have rules which clearly states that anyone entering the country must serve a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine. Bangladesh's Directorate General of Health Services, in a report by Cricbuzz, informed that the two players will have to enter the quarantine period. Bangladesh are set to play Sri Lanka from May 23, in an ODI series. In the original plan, the duo were expected to join the team straight from the IPL before the series. However, according to the new arrangement, the two would have to spend 14-days in a government-specified centre before joining the national team. 

"They have to complete the quarantine in our specified quarantine center and that can be either Hotel Sonargaon or Hotel Raddison."Initially, Shakib and Mustafizur, who are playing for Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively in the ongoing IPL, were expected to return on May 19 and join the team after completing a three-day quarantine for the three-match ODI series, scheduled to start from May 23.BCB is desperate to have the duo back as soon as possible as they want to make sure they are available for the Sri Lanka series. Meanwhile, Domingo and fielding coach Ryan Cook, who were set to go home to South Africa before returning ahead of the Sri Lanka series, have arrived directly to Bangladesh from Sri Lanka, along with the rest of the team, as BCB failed to get relaxation for them either. As per a new quarantine rule, which came into effect from May 1, foreign travelers coming from India and South Africa will have to go through a 14-day quarantine before resuming work in the country. BCB required special permission from the DGHS to avail any relaxation on that and applied for it.


 

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