The usually carefree Caribbean stars have been placed on edge by a visit to South Asia and captain Jason Holder together with Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo shall be amongst a number of gamers lacking when the squad arrives on Sunday.
The vacationers will go straight right into a seven-day quarantine bubble to arrange for the three one-day internationals and two Exams towards Bangladesh who’re already in their very own bubble.
There was no worldwide cricket in Bangladesh since March and the cricket board is taking no probabilities.
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“We are going to do every part that’s wanted to maintain the sequence threat free,” BCB chief govt officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury advised AFP. The 2 international locations agreed on well being protocols in December.
“They are going to be examined instantly after arrival after which once more after three days after which after travelling to Chittagong.
“They are going to be examined in a number of instances in several layers and if a participant develops any symptom he shall be remoted instantly,” he added.
The primary three days of their quarantine shall be in isolation in a lodge. The gamers must move a take a look at to be allowed collectively after that. Their first warmup match is on January 18.
Bangladesh is offering some web bowlers and even they are going to be in their very own separate bubble that may even be used to maintain floor employees and drivers away from dangerous contacts.
On high of Holder, Pollard and Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran declined to journey due to coronavirus fears.
And all-rounder Romario Shepherd failed a coronavirus take a look at simply earlier than the group’s departure which means uncapped Keon Harding needed to be known as up on the final minute.
Bangladesh might sense an upset victory towards such weakened opponents, however they’re nonetheless cautious.
“I feel this West Indies group remains to be an excellent facet,” mentioned former skipper and present selector Habibul Bashar.
“Who we’re taking part in towards, who’s coming, that isn’t essential. What’s essential is how we play,” he added.
“It may be an fascinating sequence for each groups.”
After their warmup recreation towards a neighborhood facet, West Indies tackle Bangladesh in two ODIs in Dhaka on January 20 and 22 with the ultimate one-day recreation in Chittagong on January 25.
The primary Take a look at begins February 3 in Dhaka, with the second getting underway on February 11.
All of the matches shall be performed in empty stadiums.
Bangladesh has recorded greater than 500,000 pandemic circumstances however its fatality price has been one of many world’s lowest.