BCB rejects 14-day quarantine for 3 test match series in Sri-Lanka

Last Modified Tuesday, 15 September 2020 (12:37 IST)
Dhaka: Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan said it is not possible for Bangladesh team to tour for the three-match if 14-day quarantine rule insisted by the hosts.

 
Board president Nazmul held an impromptu emergency meeting and later announced that BCB have informed their counterpart that they were not going with this bio-safety plan and are now waiting for SLC to get back. 
 
Those in the BCB say the bio-safety plan submitted to them is different to what was briefed previously.
 
BCB also claim they were given the impression earlier that during their quarantine period, they will have the opportunity to train and/or play intra-squad games before the Test series kicks off in October. However, they won't be allowed to play matches against any local teams before completing their quarantine period.
 
As a result BCB have decided to include a High Performance Unit with them at their own cost, but now SLC have insisted that they cannot accommodate more than 30 cricketers, thereby restricting the travel of the High Performance squad.
 
"A lot of terms are new to us. Many countries have seven-day quarantine but they are being allowed to practice. At some places teams are being allowed to get to the field after three-day quarantine," Nazmul said.(UNI)