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 might be amongst a bunch 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 Checks 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 possibilities.
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“We’ll do every little thing that’s wanted to maintain the collection danger free,” BCB chief government officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury advised AFP. The 2 nations 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 might be remoted instantly,” he added.
The primary three days of their quarantine might be in isolation in a resort. The gamers must go a take a look at to be allowed collectively after that. Their first warmup match is on January 18.
Bangladesh is offering some internet bowlers and even they are going to be in their very own separate bubble that can even be used to maintain floor workers and drivers away from dangerous contacts.
On prime 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 crew’s departure that means uncapped Keon Harding needed to be referred to as up on the final minute.
Bangladesh may sense an upset victory towards such weakened opponents, however they’re nonetheless cautious.
“I believe this West Indies crew continues to be an excellent aspect,” mentioned former skipper and present selector Habibul Bashar.
“Who we’re taking part in towards, who’s coming, that’s not necessary. What’s necessary is how we play,” he added.
“It should be an fascinating collection for each groups.”
After their warmup sport towards an area aspect, West Indies tackle Bangladesh in two ODIs in Dhaka on January 20 and 22 with the ultimate one-day sport 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 might be performed in empty stadiums.
Bangladesh has recorded greater than 500,000 pandemic instances however its fatality charge has been one of many world’s lowest.