Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday refused the proposal of 14-day quarantine for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka in October.
Last week, the medical team of the Sri Lanka Cricket had instated the the idea of the mandatory protocol ahead of the Test series.
Sri Lanka Cricket had duly issued all the COVID-19 guidelines however, the BCB is demanding only a seven-day of quarantine. They are of the view to get back on the training track as early as possible so as to get extra one week for training.
BCB president Nazmul Hasan denied agreeing with the proposed scheduled as he now awaits the response from the SLC on an updated guidelines.
As per the proposed guidelines, the two-week quarantine will end on October 12, leaving only five days for the visitors to train. Returning to the field just 10 days before the first Test match (October 23) wouldn’t be feasible for Mominul Haque.
“A lot of terms are new to us. Many countries have seven-day quarantine but they are being allowed to practice. At some places teams are being allowed to get to the field after three-day quarantine,” Nazmul said.
During their quarantine period, the Bangladesh won’t be allowed to engage in any kind of local matches, leaving them with time crunch.
They will only play a three-day practice game with Sri Lanka A team between October 18-20 before the start of the series.