No bio-bubble in upcoming Bangladesh-Sri Lanka series
Sports Correspondent, Dhaka, May 7: Sports also became complicated due to coronavirus. The players had to follow strict restrictions to take part in the game. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, all series in the country had been held under strict bio-protection zone, i.e. bio-bubble. As the Corona situation is normal now, there will be no bio-bubble for players in the upcoming Bangladesh-Sri Lanka series.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) doctor Manzur Hossain confirmed this to Risingbd.com on Friday (May 7). He said this time there will be no bio-bubble. Players and support stuff have to undergo Covid test. In addition, if anyone shows symptom(s), he will be tested immediately. The Sri Lankan team will arrive in Dhaka on May 8 and an attempt will be made to test them on the same day. Bangladeshi cricketers will undergo coronavirus test on May 9.
The first test will start on May 15 in Chittagong. Although Bangladesh team will visit the port city on May 8, Sri Lanka will stay in Dhaka. After practicing on May 9, they will play warm-up matches at BKSP on May 10 and 11. Then they will go to Chittagong.
The medical board of BCB is giving a message to take precaution even if there is no bio-bubble.
Manzoor said, "There are no restrictions. However, we have asked to follow the hygiene rules, and to use masks and sanitizers."
Both teams will return to Dhaka after the first Test. The second Test will start on May 23 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. These two matches are part of the ICC Test Championship.