Shakib, Mustafizur to undergo 14-day institutional quarantine on Bangladesh return

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh

Author| May 4, 7:38 PM

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Bangladesh’ Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman, who were both part of the now postponed Indian Premier League, would have to undergo 14-day institutional quarantine on return to their home nation. 

The Bangladesh Cricket Board had applied to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for relief in their player’s quarantine rule, but the office declined, saying everybody must follow the same protocol. 

Professor Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, director-general of DGHS told Cricbuzz that the players must undergo the compulsory quarantine. 

"They will have to do 14-day institutional quarantine. BCB had applied to us for them (reducing the quarantine period) but we have informed them that they don't have any other choice but to follow the rule that is applicable for everyone,'' he said. 

"They have to complete the quarantine in our specified quarantine centre and that can be either Hotel Sonargaon or Hotel Raddison," the DG added. 

Bangladesh like many other nations have imposed a ban on flights from India due to the deadly second wave of Covid-19 prevalent in the latter country. For Shakib and Mustafizur, who both played for Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively, to return to Dhaka, special arrangements would be made by BCB. 

Both these players have been named in the squad for a three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka which begins on May 23 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

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