Isolation felt like I was in jail: Miraz
Bangladesh off-spinning all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz has shared his quarantine experiences in New Zealand.
Bangladesh were put into complete isolation for three days on arrival before relaxing the quarantine rules. The visitors can have a 30-minute walk with maintained social distancing in Christchurch.
Miraz spoke about his difficult isolation times, “You can understand how I am feeling. This is the first time I have spent five days inside a hotel. A was feeling bored at first. No one could meet each other. We had room-to-room video conversations. I hope the next three days will go in the same way.
“After three days, we were allowed to walk half-an-hour per day. I felt dizzy on the first day but it was okay after 10-15 minutes. I felt I was in a jail during the three-day isolation. It doesn’t feel good staying in the room all day. It’s uncomfortable for us. I felt good after getting adjusted to outside environment, and felt freshened.
“Going to the field will be a nice feeling. Doing gym or working out would have passed our time and improved our fitness.”
Bangladesh will play three ODIs and three T20Is, starting from March 20. The start of the first ODI was delayed by a week to allow the Tigers have adequate preparations.
Australia men and England women are also in New Zealand. Crowd was allowed in the country untill a COVID case in Auckland forced the matches to be shifted and suspending all fans entering the grounds.