Players want to return home says BCB Chief


Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand under Covid-19 clouds, players want to head back to Dhaka says BCB Chief: Follow LIVE Updates
Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand under Covid-19 clouds, players want to head back to Dhaka says BCB Chief: Follow LIVE Updates

Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand under Covid-19 clouds, players want to head back to Dhaka says BCB Chief: The Bangladesh squad have expressed their intentions to return back to Dhaka after being forced into an extended period of quarantine following a new outbreak of COVID-19. Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand has thus been put into jeopardy, with players being “exhausted” due to the bio-bubble, with a packed cricketing calendar in place. Follow Insidesport.in for all New Zealand vs Bangladesh updates. 

Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand under Covid-19 clouds, players want to head back to Dhaka says BCB Chief: Follow LIVE Updates 

As per local media reports, Bangladesh players have expressed their desire to return to Dhaka after an extension of their quarantine following a COVID-19 outbreak. Bowling coach Rangana Herath tested positive for Covid-19 in Christchurch, while a few players from the squad came in contact with a Covid-patient on their flight to New Zealand from Bangladesh.

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health imposed an extended period of room quarantine on Bangladesh players and staff members. The extended quarantine period in Christchurch has disrupted the usual tour plans of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh players will undergo Covid-19 tests on December 21 and the results of that test will determine if the cricketers would have to stay in quarantine for more days.

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Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand under Covid-19 clouds, players want to head back to Dhaka says BCB Chief: Follow LIVE Updates 

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan revealed to the press that not all had been ideal and the players had contemplated a return home. Speaking after a board meeting at the BCB headquarters in Mirpur on Saturday, Hassan said, “In fact, some players were even wondering about coming back to the country.”

“Our players are going through a very tough time. They have been in quarantine for many days. They played two series [against Australia and New Zealand] while being in quarantine, then they spent a long time in quarantine during the World Cup. After that, they entered bio-bubble for the Pakistan series and just the day after that series ended, they left for New Zealand, ” the BCB president added.

Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand under Covid-19 clouds, players want to head back to Dhaka says BCB Chief: Follow LIVE Updates 

He continued, “Even if they [players] return from New Zealand on the scheduled date, they probably will have to prepare for BPL, which we were planning to start from January 15 next year. And Afghanistan are scheduled to arrive in the country [for three ODIs and two T20Is] on the day BPL was supposed to end. That means players would once again have to enter bio-bubble. Then just after the Afghanistan series, cricketers will have to tour South Africa [for three ODIs and two Tests in March-April next year]. And it does not end here as the players will have continuous engagements till December next year.”

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However, despite the player exhaustion and packed schedules, the BCB president reiterated that cancellation was not part of their plan and the players would remain in New Zealand and participate in the series. The board meeting today was to discuss the new dates of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), but the committee decided to hold their plan of action and wait until they get a clarity of the situation in New Zealand before finalising the dates.

Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand under Covid-19 clouds, players want to head back to Dhaka says BCB Chief: Follow LIVE Updates 



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