Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman may need to return to Bangladesh from the continued Indian Premier League before planned earlier thanks to the quarantine rule imposed by the health ministry, Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the Bangladesh Cricket Board chief said on Monday (May 3).
As per a replacement quarantine rule, which came into effect from May Day, foreign travelers coming from India and South Africa will need to undergo a 14-day quarantine before resuming add the country. BCB will need special permission from the Directorate General of Health Services to avail any relaxation thereon
Earlier, BCB managed to scale back the quarantine for his or her foreign coaching staff and cricketers but thanks to the intensity of the second wave of coronavirus, the likelihood is that slim that there’ll are going to be a relaxation for people coming from either India or South Africa.
The Bangladesh national team is predicted to return from Sri Lanka and that they aren’t expected to follow an equivalent quarantine rule.
“We have asked them (Shakib and Mustafizur) to allow us to know what’s their plan for subsequent 15 days while we’ve also asked the health ministry to understand what quite a quarantine protocol the 2 players will be got to follow,”
Initially, Shakib and Mustafizur, who are playing for Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively within 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 against Sri Lanka, scheduled to start from May 23.
“If the health ministry suggests that they’re going to need to follow seven or 14 days quarantine, they’re going to need to return before scheduled from IPL. But before that, we’ve to understand what rules are going to be in situ for them,” he said. “We are bound by the Bangladesh Government rules, and can take decisions consistent with the rule provided by the govt .”
BCB also are looking to seek out out what quarantine protocol must be followed by travelers coming from South Africa. Their head coach Russell Domingo and fielding coach Ryan Cook are expected to return to South Africa and later join the Bangladesh team before the house series against Sri Lanka.