CWI reportedly “impressed” by Bangladesh bio-bubble; tour dates still not confirmed

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    CWI and BCB officials toured sites in Bangladesh ahead of a proposed tour (Photo credit: Raton Gomes/BCB)

    Cricket West Indies officials are reportedly impressed with bio-security arrangements in Bangladesh ahead of a proposed tour.

    This is according to an article written by ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent, Mohammad Isam.

    It says CWI Director Dr Akshai Mansingh and security manager Paul Slowe surveyed facilities in Dhaka and Chattogram and are “very impressed.”

    The article quotes Dr Mansingh as saying that, while the arrangements are concise, dates for the tour have not been set in stone due to quarantine protocols.

    He notes, “According to COVID protocols, there will be at least seven days where we have to make sure we are not contaminating Bangladesh. So we have to make sure we are in quarantine. It is not just days, but negative tests as well. There have to be at least one negative tests before coming and three negative tests while in Bangladesh. That period is usually seven days, and that’s why the exact dates have to be worked out now.”

    Bangladesh is yet to host any international cricket but a domestic T20 tournament is ongoing.

    The West Indies’ last visit to Bangladesh was in late-2018.

    West Indies cricketer Oshane Thomas (right) celebrates during the second ODI in 2018 (Photo credit: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP)

    The Tigers swept the Test series 2-0 and won the ODI series 2-1 while West Indies took the T20I series 2-1.