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Cricket news - Shakib, Mustafizur join Bangladesh bio-bubble after relaxed quarantine

The duo's mandatory 14-day quarantine was relaxed to 12 days by the Ministry of Health

The duo's mandatory 14-day quarantine was relaxed to 12 days by the Ministry of Health

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and pacer Mustafizur Rahman joined their national teammates as the hosts resumed their practice sessions after the Eid break for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday (May 18).

Bangladesh were scheduled to practice under floodlights and the squad members even came out for warm-up with a game of football, but a heavy downpour forced them to go back indoors and call off their practice prematurely.

Shakib and Mustafizur had returned home from India on May 6 after taking part in the IPL that was eventually postponed following the Covid-19 outbreak. Their mandatory 14-day quarantine was relaxed to 12 days by the Ministry of Health, but according to BCB'S chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the duo did not receive any special consideration as they moved from their hotel quarantine to the team's bio-bubble for the Sri Lanka series.

Bangladesh Cricket Board officials told Cricbuzzthat all members of the squad reported on Tuesday ahead of the series slated to be played at the SBNS on May 23, 25 and 28. The team management also called in leg-spinner Aminul Islam for the intra-squad practice game scheduled to be played on May 20.

Bangladesh chief selector Minhajul Abedin told Cricbuzz that they are not losing their sleep over the lack of preparation time for Shakib and Mustafizur despite the duo being out of cricket for quite some time.

"I don't think they have been away from cricket for a long time as they have taken part in the IPL. They were indeed in quarantine but with the amount of experience they have, they won't take time to get back into business. They are going to take part in the practice game and I hope it will be sufficient for them along with the few days they will have for skill training," he said.

Both the cricketers came out with negative results in the multiple Covid-19 tests over the last few weeks. The Sri Lankan team arrived in the city on Sunday (May 16) and they will start their practice on Wednesday after completing their three-day quarantine in a city hotel.