• Saturday, Apr 17, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:04 am

Entire Bangladesh team test negative as players hit gym

  • Published at 10:34 pm March 3rd, 2021
Tigers
Bangladesh cricketers Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das, and BCB official Sabbir Khan make good use of the opportunity to walk in the lawn during their quarantine in New Zealand BCB

Mithun cited relief in finally being able to do some activities after passing the tough quarantine protocol

The Bangladesh cricket team on tour of New Zealand have finally been able to get down to some activities after all members of the unit tested negative of Covid-19. 

The players, in groups of seven, Wednesday were allowed to avail the gym inside the hotel premises. 

Bangladesh team reached Christchurch on February 25 and were on strict room quarantine in the first seven days. 

The team underwent three Covid-19 tests, and have come negative in all of them.

Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Mithun cited relief in finally being able to do some activities after passing the tough quarantine protocol.

“For the past few days there was a lot of restriction on our movement but things are getting back to normal slowly. We have gotten the option to start gym (Wednesday) after a week,” said Mithun to the media Wednesday.

“We are excited since staying inside the house is difficult and there is not much to do here when one is stuck inside the house. We have come to play a series and that we will not be stuck at home and be able to start practicing from Thursday, gives us a good vibe," the right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman added.

Bangladesh spin bowling consultant Daniel Vettori will be available to work for 22 days with the national team who are currently on tour of New Zealand.

Posted by Sports Tribune on Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Bangladesh in the series are set to play three ODIs and as many T20Is with the aim of breaking the jinx of not having won a single game on New Zealand soil. 

Bangladesh in their last tour of the country, in 2019, lost the ODI series and Test series by 3-0 and 2-0 margins. 

The third and final Test of the series was abandoned due to the Christchurch mosque shootings.

“The conditions are challenging and we don't get to play in these kinds of conditions a lot. The new ball is very challenging in New Zealand. If we can survive the new ball, then the result will be a lot more positive than last time," Mithun said.

After completing the mandatory 14-day quarantine, Bangladesh team will be allowed free movement and practice as a unit. 

Bangladesh will have a five-day training camp in Queenstown from March 10.

The ODI series will begin on March 20 in Dunedin followed by the second and third game of the series on March 23 and 26 in Christchurch and Wellington respectively. 

The three T20s will take place on March 28, 30 and April 1 in Hamilton, Napier and Auckland respectively.

53
Facebook 52
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail