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Tigers to start practice tomorrow

 Sports Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:13 PM, 9 January 2021   Updated: 07:22 PM, 9 January 2021

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The Bangladesh national cricket team will begin their official training session for the upcoming home series against West Indies on Sunday.

The players who were tested Covid-19 negative in the second phase will take the field only. At the first phase of the test, all players returned negative and they underwent a second test today.

Subject to their Covid-19 result, on the same day, they will check in to the hotel Sonargaon, where a bio-bubble was created for them.

The players, called up for the series, was asked to report at 10:00 am at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

As per the practice schedule sent by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), the players will train for four days at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium before they play two warm-up games amongst them on January 14 and 16 at BKSP ground.

BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan said the Tigers will start a three-match ODI series against the West Indies after the second game on January 16 

“The team is likely to be given after January 16 after the second warm-up game,” he said on Saturday.

West Indies will arrive in the country on Sunday but they will stay quarantined for three days before hitting the practice pit on January 14. The visitors will play an inter-squad game on January 18 at BKSP.

All of the coaches of Bangladesh, including the head coach Russell Domingo already arrived in Dhaka for the series. Spin coach Daniel Vettori will be unavailable for the series.