The Bangladesh cricketers who returned from their two-match Test series in Sri Lanka recently, ended their institutional quarantine today and took part in official training at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
The cricketers returned to the country on Tuesday, May 4 and were since in institutional quarantine. Negotiations from the Bangladesh Cricket Board with the Govt authorities succeeded in reducing quarantine period and allow them into training, given they tested negative in Covid tests.
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While the other members of the preliminary squad were already in training, the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and the ones who returned from Sri Lanka joined today along with the foreign coaching staff.
Head coach Russel Domingo and fielding coach Ryan Cook conducted the training session.
The training camp will take a one-week break tomorrow before reconvening after the Eid.
Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan returned a second negative test while his fellow IPL campaigner, Mustafizur Rahman, tested negative in his first test. The results came on sunday morning. Shakib and Mustafizur came to Dhaka from India on Thursday.
The two cricketers are in institutional quarantine in two different hotels in Dhaka. Although 14-day quarantine is mandatory for anyone returning from India currently, the BCB is convinced that the govt would be lenient to reduce the quarantine period for these two cricketers.
The three-match ODI series against the Lankans starts on May 23 in Dhaka, with the second and third one slated for May 25 and 28.