The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) broke out of the bio-secure bubble which was created for the cricketers to keep them safe from the deadly Covid-19 ahead of the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka.
The bubble was created on September 20, and a residential training camp was kicked off on September 21. Since the tour is still uncertain, BCB decided to allow the cricketers to break the bubble and meet their family. The decision came to keep the players mentally fresh.
“We have to keep the cricketers mentally fresh. They were stuck in the hotel rooms for a few days. The bubble is indeed broken now. But we have to consider their mental health as well. So had to make this move,” Debashis Chowdhury, the chief physician of BCB told the media.
As the chairman of the BCB cricket operations department, Akram Khan told the media that this break will last for three days. After that, the training will be resumed at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. However, it’s unclear whether a new bubble will be set or not.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is yet to respond positively for this tour. As per the health department’s protocol of Sri Lanka, everyone entering the island nation is required a strict 14-day quarantine. But BCB urged them to trim this period to seven days for the touring side, which was refused by the Covid-19 task force of Sri Lanka.
However, BCB is still hopeful for the series. Akram Khan on Saturday told the media that the BCB is still waiting for a positive response from SLC.