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West Indies cricket team land in Dhaka

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:08 PM, 10 January 2021  

West Indies cricket team land in Dhaka

West Indies cricket team land in Dhaka

The West Indies cricket team have arrived in Dhaka to play three ODIs and two Tests against host Bangladesh. The 38-man contingent of the West Indies team landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:30 am today. West Indies is the first team that arrived in Bangladesh after coronavirus pandemic to play a cricket series.

The West Indies cricket team will be in quarantine at a hotel in the capital where they will undergo coronavirus tests. The Caribbeans are supposed to stay in hotel rooms for the first three days. After that, they will be allowed to practice following Covid-19 Test.

The visiting team will play a warm-up match at BKSP on January 18 after completing quarantine. The Caribbean will play three ODIs and two Tests in the month-long tour.

The first two matches of the ODI series will be played on January 20 and 22 in Dhaka while the third ODI will be played at Chattogram's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on January 25.

The first Test will begin on February 3 at the ZACS while the second and final Test of the series will be played in Dhaka from February 11.

The pandemic has already had a direct effect on the tour after fast bowler Romario Shepherd, who was part of the tourists' ODI squad, returned a positive result in Guyana prior to their departure.

Keon Harding, the 24-year-old Barbados fast bowler has been named as Shepherd's replacement, making it nine uncapped players in the 15-man ODI squad. Owing to the pandemic, a number of senior West Indies cricketers have opted out of the tour for both the ODIs and Tests.

West Indies Test Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer, Jomel Warrican

West Indies ODI Squad: Jason Mohammed (captain), Sunil Ambris (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Keon Harding, Hayden Walsh jr