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BCB declares itinerary for Sri Lanka series

  • Published at 08:26 pm May 5th, 2021
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Mahmudullah warms up during training in Mirpur Tuesday BCB

The first ODI of the series will be held on May 23, followed by the second and third game on May 25 and 27 respectively

The Bangladesh Cricket Board Wednesday declared the itinerary for the three-match ODI home series against Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh will host Sri Lanka in Dhaka and all the matches will be played at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

The first game of the series will be held on May 23, followed by the second and third game on May 25 and 27 respectively.

Sri Lanka cricket team are scheduled to reach Dhaka on May 16 and undergo mandatory three-day hotel quarantine.

The visitors will also have to complete several Covid-19 tests after their arrival.

A complete negative result will allow Sri Lanka to attend training sessions at Mirpur from May 19 onwards.

The visitors will play a one-day warm-up game against a BCB XI at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan on May 21.

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Meanwhile, a few of the members of the Bangladesh preliminary squad have been training for the last couple of days.

Players who are part of the squad but were on tour of Sri Lanka for a two-Test series returned home Tuesday, and are currently in three-day home quarantine.

Training involving the full preliminary squad will begin tomorrow and go into a week-long break for Eid-ul-Fitr from Monday.

Joining of two key members of the squad, Shakib al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman, remained uncertain even Wednesday as the two cricketers are stuck in India with their respective Indian Premier League teams.

The ongoing season of IPL got suspended Tuesday afternoon after at least three of the franchises reported Covid-19 cases inside the bio-secured bubble.

The overseas cricketers of the tournament including Shakib and Mustafizur have been looking for an option to get back home from India, but are troubled due to the travel restrictions which many countries have set specially for India.

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Bangladesh has direct flights to and from India suspended, making it a challenge for the two cricketers to return home.

According to reports, franchises of the two cricketers, Kolkata Knight Riders for Shakib and Rajasthan Royals for Mustafizur have been mulling arranging chartered flight for the duo.

Then there is also the question of the protocol the two Bangladesh cricketers will have to follow. 

Currently anyone entering Bangladesh from India has to be under strict 14-day institutional quarantine. 

A decision on whether there will be a special quarantine protocol for Shakib and Mustafizur to allow them to join the team early for the Sri Lanka series is also pending.

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