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Mushfiqur Rahim to miss Australia T20Is

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:28 PM, 22 July 2021   Updated: 08:28 PM, 22 July 2021

Mushfiqur Rahim to miss Australia T20Is

Mushfiqur Rahim to miss Australia T20Is

Mushfiqur Rahim will miss the five-match T20I home series against Australia next month, Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Thursday (July 22). Musfiqur failed to start the 10-day mandatory quarantine, a prerequisite for any cricketer joining the bubble from outside.

Cricket Australia and BCB have agreed on extensive pandemic protocols that include a 10-day quarantine, which began earlier this week. Rahim opted out of the Zimbabwe series to be with his parents and as a result, he had to enter the quarantine by now to be eligible for selection. It is understood that BCB tried to convince CA to reduce the quarantine period but the latter refused to concede.

"He had to return home because of his parents and you cannot do anything in this situation. Mushfiqur was eager to play but we cannot help it as CA was not ready to compromise," BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told.

Match officials for the series have already been isolated while the Bangladesh T20I team will go straight to the team hotel in Dhaka upon arrival. Both teams will count their current bio-bubble measures as part of their respective quarantine.

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