Cricketers Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman from Bangladesh, who had been a part of the Indian Premier League, reached Dhaka on a chartered flight on Thursday.
With Bangladesh imposing ban on passenger flights from India, there have been considerations on how the 2 gamers would attain residence. Sources in Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders – the groups that Mustafizur and Shakib play for – confirmed to this publication that the duo left in the present day. Mustafizur and his spouse took the flight out from Delhi with Shakib becoming a member of him from Ahmedabad.
“Each the gamers travelled collectively on Thursday afternoon and we ensured that issues had been all effective,” a supply stated.
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With India witnessing the second wave of COVID-19, a bunch of nations – together with Bangladesh – have banned business flights from India.
The BCCI was in common dialog with the Excessive Fee and the authorities to make sure that the gamers reached residence protected and with none problem.
“For the BCCI, the main target is to be sure that everybody reaches residence protected and we are going to do every part to make sure that occurs,” a Board official stated.
“The gamers underwent RT-PCR checks and as soon as the stories had been damaging, they had been allowed to fly out,” he stated.
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The league was postponed a few days after a number of gamers examined optimistic for the virus.
Each Shakib and Mustafizur will now must undergo a 14-day institutional quarantine in Dhaka. The Bangladesh Cricket Board did attempt to persuade the authorities in order that the quarantine interval may very well be relaxed, however that didn’t occur. “As per the federal government protocol, they should undergo a compulsory institutional quarantine in one of many resorts in Dhaka,” a supply stated.