CWI to send inspection team in Bangladesh
Cricket West Indies (CWI) will send a two-member inspection team to Bangladesh ahead of West Indies’ tour scheduled in January-February 2021.
CWI director Dr. Akshai Mansingh (also a member of the ICC and CWI medical panel) and Paul Slowe, security and safety manager, will land in Bangladesh on November 28. They will run the inspection till December 3. During this period, Bangladeshi players will remain busy in playing Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020.
A top BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) official told Cricbuzz, “They will come to see our Covid-19 management plan and the security plan ahead of their scheduled tour in January,”
The West Indies board is monitoring the situation in Bangladesh. CWI President Ricky Skerritt has mentioned that they would want Bangladesh to maintain the protocols of England, where they toured in a bio-bubble in July-August this year.
“We want to be sure that the protocols established in Bangladesh meet the requirement that we have established so far in the various tours we have been on,” Skerritt told Maasranga Television.
“There are case studies to benchmark from. This is not going to be the first overseas tour. As you know, we did the first overseas tour to England.
“Certain standards were set, certain learnings were achieved, and I think once Bangladesh can meet those standards, I don’t think there’s going to be any major problem. We just have to verify in our own way that the situation will be safe for all concerned.”
West Indies are scheduled to play three Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is against Bangladesh. However, there is a possibility of the Test matches shrinking to two.