As per reports in Cricbuzz, Bangladesh cricketers Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman are likely to leave the IPL early because of quarantine rule imposed by the health ministry, Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the Bangladesh Cricket Board chief said on Monday (May 3). As per the new quarantine rules which came into effect in the country from May 1, foreign travelers coming from India and South Africa will have to go through a 14-day quarantine before resuming work in the country.
Meanwhile, the BCB will need special permission form the Directorate General of Health Services to avail any relaxation from that. Previously the board was able to lessen the quarantine restrictions for the players and the support staff but the intensity of the second wave now means that stricter restrictions and guidelines will be in place.
“We have asked them (Shakib and Mustafizur) to let us know what is their plan for the next 15 days while we have also asked the health ministry to know what kind of quarantine protocol the two players will need to follow,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told Cricbuzz on Monday.
Initially, Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman, who are playing for Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively in the ongoing IPL, were expected to return on May 19 and join the team after completing a three-day quarantine for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, scheduled to start from May 23.
Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman To Leave IPL Early
“If the health ministry suggests that they will have to follow seven or 14 days quarantine, they will have to return earlier than scheduled from IPL. But before that, we have to know what rules will be in place for them,” BCB Chief Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.
Meanwhile, a few camps have been affected by the virus which has put the league into jeopardy. Though the season is still on as per the BCCI, the recent cases have somewhat forced the players and the management to rethink the future of the season as of now.
The RCB vs KKR game was postponed y the BCCI which was supposed to be played on May 3. Sunrisers Hyderabad play Mumbai Indians in match 34 later tonight in Delhi.
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