Cricket Australia sets three conditions to BCB
Ahead of their tour to Bangladesh in August, Australia have set three conditions.
Australia will be playing their first white-ball series in Bangladesh in ten years, as well as their first-ever T20I series with Bangladesh. Five matches will be played between August 2 and 10.
Given current circumstances of the world, Cricket Australia wants its team to avoid any sort of risks to coronavirus, a Bangladesh Cricket Board source confirmed BDCricTime.
Among the first of three editions, Australian players and staff should be taken to team hotel from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport immediately on arrival. The visitors want the immigration process to be done in a different method.
Secondly, the team hotel must not have any outsiders. In fact, only the individuals concerned to bio-bubble should remain at the hotel.
Bio-bubble breaches have happened in the past, like the one in South Africa last year when England decided to return home after positive cases. Australia later called off their three-Test tour to South Africa this year citing Covid-related concerns.
And lastly, CA has asked the BCB to stage all the matches at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, although the latter had offered Chattogram as the second venue.
Mirpur has been hosting DPL (Dhaka Premier League) T20 matches nearly everyday. The venue even hosted three in a day for four days, and is currently hosting two per day with a rest day between two match days.
Australia will arrive in Bangladesh from the Caribbean, where they will play five T20Is and three ODIs till July 24.