Craig McMillan to miss Sri Lank tour
“Craig has communicated to us that his father has passed away recently and therefore, it would not be possible for him to take up the batting consultant’s position of the National Team for the upcoming tour at this moment of grief.” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin said in a statement on Saturday.
BCB understood Craig McMillan’s situation and offered their sympathies towards his family. BCB chief executive Nizamuddin hasn’t yet named a replacement yet but an announcement is expected very soon.
“We fully understand his situation. Our sympathies are with Craig and his family during this difficult time,” Nizamuddin added.
Earlier it was reported that McMillan and former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori were asked to come to the nation’s capital Dhaka first and then later travel with the squad to Sri Lanka if the tour was to go ahead. BCB had taken this decision so that the duo from New Zealand don’t get into mandatory quarantine troubles since the team will anyways be quarantined in Dhaka before flying.
The tour of Sri Lanka was initially scheduled to play in July-August but was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The revised start for the tour now is 23rd October wherein Bangladesh will play three Tests against Sri Lanka under the newly established COVID rules.