Bangladesh will travel to Oman on October 3 as part of its mission to the T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
The day before departure, team members from Bangladesh will be tested for Covid19 on October 2nd. Immediately thereafter, they will have to maintain strict home quarantine for 24 hours.
Bangladesh will miss its only training match in Oman to stay protected during the six-day compulsory bio bubbling, a prerequisite for the upcoming ICC T20 Cricket World Cup, a Bangladesh Cricket Council spokesman said on Tuesday.
BCB officials insisted they were in talks with their Oman counterpart so they could organize a training match. But it was canceled at the last minute as it would jeopardize their six-day mandatory bio bubble.
A BCB official told, “We will be quarantined in Oman for six days, and if we play the practice game against a local team, the bio-bubble may be jeopardized.” So we decided to skip the practice game,” According to Cricbuzz.
Bangladesh will take part in two scheduled warm-up matches against Sri Lanka and Ireland on October 12 and 14 in Abu Dhabi, before returning to Oman on October 15 for qualifying events for the tournament.
In the first round of the World Cup, Bangladesh will face Scotland, Oman, and Papua New Guinea on October 17, 19, and 21.
Squad for T20 World Cup 2021
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced their squad for the World Cup on September 9.
Mahmudullah Riyadh will remain as the Captain of the Tigers during the T20 World Cup. However, the team will be lacking Tamim Iqbal’s services. The pioneer refused to participate in the World Cup because he did not have enough time to play due to a knee injury.
Bangladesh has seven players who will make their debut in their first World Cup.
Bangladesh squad for the T20 World Cup 2021:
- Mahmudullah Riyad,
- Mohammad Naim,
- Liton Das,
- Shakib Al Hasan,
- Mushfiqur Rahim,
- Afif Hussain,
- Nurul Hasan Sohan,
- Mahedi Hasan,
- Nasum Ahmed,
- Mustafizur Rahman,
- Shoriful Islam,
- Taskin Ahmed
- Shamim Hossain.
Rubel Hossein, Aminul Islam Biplob will remain with the team as standby players.