The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) suspended the 14th edition of IPL definitely on Tuesday. That resulted in all the overseas players flying back to their home countries due to the rising COVID-19 cases in India.
And with players returning back to their countries, they can now focus on their preparation for their international schedule. Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and bowler Mustafizur Rahman will also return back.
However, both the players will seldom have the chance to prepare for their upcoming series against Sri Lanka starting May 23. Now both the players will have to stay in a mandatory 14-day quarantine after arriving from India.
Both the players will have to complete the isolation period at a well-facilitated government specified quarantine centre. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) also spoke to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) regarding the relaxation of the duo’s quarantine period.
The Director-general of DGHS Mr Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam spoke with Cricbuzz and said that the body has received an application from BCB. The application demanded the alteration of the quarantine period of both the players.
“They will have to do 14-day institutional quarantine,” said Basar. “BCB had applied to us for them (reducing the quarantine period) but we have informed them that they don’t have any other choice but to follow the rule that is applicable for everyone,” he said.
“They have to complete the quarantine in our specified quarantine centre and that can be either Hotel Sonargaon or Hotel Raddison,” he added.
Shakib was playing for Kolkata Knight Riders while Mustafizur represented Rajasthan Royals this season. Both the players will now return to Dhaka in the next 48 hours.
“There is no flight at the moment, so if they have to come, they will have to come on a special arrangement,’‘ said BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury.