SLC has advised the BCB that the Bangladesh contingent should be quarantined for every week on reaching Sri Lanka, earlier than they will step out of their lodge to coach, in keeping with BCB chief govt Nizamuddin Chowdhury.
Initially there had been reviews of the workforce maybe not having to quarantine in any respect, and so travelling to Colombo on September 27 and hitting the nets the subsequent day for the Check sequence that’s scheduled to start on October 23. Now, with the seven-day quarantine plan, the tour schedule may change to satisfy the directives of the native well being authorities, which the BCB is blissful to stick to.
Earlier the Dhaka-based newspaper Prothom Alo had reported that the BCB can be paying for the primary 17 days of the tour, when the Bangladesh Check workforce will play towards a BCB Excessive Efficiency aspect in two three-day matches, after which SLC will take over bills from October 14, 9 days earlier than the Check sequence. Once more, these particulars are topic to alter given the most recent quarantine necessities.
Chowdhury, addressing the press in Dhaka on Saturday, stated plans had been nonetheless being firmed up. He stated SLC has been engaged on preserving the variety of quarantine days to a minimal.
“In our final communication with them, SLC advised us that we’ve got to be in quarantine for the primary seven days after arrival, after which the gamers can go forward with the coaching schedule,” he stated. “We imagine that if it stays seven days quarantine, we will proceed in keeping with our plans. [But] I feel we must always look ahead to suggestions from SLC earlier than making any additional remark.
“A few of our international coaches are planning to affix the workforce immediately in Colombo, so we’ve got to know what the protocol is for them, and for individuals who will journey with the workforce. SLC will inform us in regards to the official order from the related ministry. We spoke to them yesterday. We count on to listen to from them within the subsequent two or three days.
“SLC has knowledgeable us that they’re in contact with their well being ministry, and mentioned particular quarantine necessities. SLC is attempting to cut back it as a lot as potential, however it’s a international pandemic.
“There have been totally different laws in Sri Lanka. SLC has knowledgeable us that via dialogue with their well being authorities, they’re attempting to make it as tolerable as potential for our gamers when they are going to be touring the nation.”
With the BCB sending throughout two groups – the Check aspect and the Excessive Efficiency workforce – it may imply as much as 60 individuals travelling to Sri Lanka collectively later this month. The Excessive Efficiency aspect was additionally imagined to be touring Sri Lanka earlier this yr, separate from the nationwide workforce. The BCB plans to make use of the Excessive Efficiency workforce to assist with the Check aspect’s preparations in Sri Lanka, aside from plans to carry a brief coaching camp in Dhaka earlier than the groups go away.
“We are going to maintain making ready for the tour,” Chowdhury stated. “We’re engaged on our journey, reserving and coaching schedule in Dhaka. We would like our workforce to be totally ready, so we’re making ready accordingly.”