Entire Tigers squad, staffs test Covid-19 negative
Published: 03:44 PM, 3 October 2021
All the members of Bangladesh's squad for the Twenty20 World Cup tested negative for the Covid-19 test today. They gave samples yesterday. The Tigers will leave the country for Oman's city Muscat tonight.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief physician Debashis Chowdhury said all Bangladesh T20 World Cup-bound members excluding Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman, who are in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) now to play in the IPL, came up negative for Covid-19.
If everything is alright Mahmudullah and his side will board a chartered flight for Oman at 10:45 PM.
The BCB has organized a five-day conditioning camp in Muscat to adapt to the climate of the desert nation.
Bangladesh will start their preparations for the T20 World Cup on October 5 at their won cost. After completing four days camp they will enter under the supervision of ICC.
After four days of continuous practice, the Bangladesh team will leave for the United Arab Emirates on October 9. Bangladesh team will have to do one-day quarantine there too. The team will start training on October 11.
Here in UAE, Bangladesh will play two official warm-up matches, organized by ICC on October 12 and 14.
Bangladesh will return to Oman on October 15. That's where their real mission will begin. This time, of course, the cricketers will not need any quarantine. Bangladesh will have to play the first round to qualify into the Super 12s.
Bangladesh are drawn with Scotland, co-host Oman and Papua New Guinea. Mahmudullah Riyad's side will start their mission, taking on Scotland on October 17. If they qualify, they will be drawn with India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan and other team, qualifying from first round in Super 12s.