Both players will join the Bangladesh ODI team after concluding the 14-day quarantine.
Bangladesh cricketers Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan have landed safely in their home country after traveling from India. The couple will now go into quarantine for 14 days, a special rule put in place by the Bangladesh Ministry of Health for people traveling from India and South Africa. Both players will also be available for the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
On Thursday, May 6, Rahman took to Twitter to announce that he had landed at his home in Bangladesh with his senior teammate. The fast bowler played a crucial role in the Indian Premier League 2021 for the Royals of Rajasthan, who lacked their star pitcher, Jofra Archer. He finished the tournament with eight scalps in seven matches at an average of 28.00 and a save of 8.29.
On the other hand, Shakib Al Hasan has featured for Calcutta knight horsemen in three matches, scoring 38 points with the bat and picked up two wickets. In his tweet, Rahman thanked KKR and RR for their support which helped them reach Bangladesh. He uploaded a photo with Shakib to Twitter. Rahman also thanked the Ministry of Health for its contribution.
The duo will join the Bangladesh ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka
“Alhamdulillah, we are back in Bangladesh with no problem. I want to thank the @rajasthanroyals and @KKRiders franchises for making this possible. I would also like to thank our Ministry of Health for their contribution, ”Mustafizur wrote on Twitter after landing safely in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Alhamdulillah, we are back in Bangladesh with no problem. I want to thank @rajasthanroyals and @KKRiders deductibles to achieve this. I would also like to thank our Ministry of Health for its contribution. pic.twitter.com/IippSdB8Qa
– Mustafizur Rahman (@ Mustafiz90) May 6, 2021
Both players will join the national team once their quarantine period ends. Bangladesh is hosting Sri Lanka for a three-match ODI series, which will take place entirely at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had planned to initially seek a reduced quarantine period for the two players.
However, this was done when the IPL was supposed to go as planned. However, with the league on indefinite suspension, both players will have time to serve their entire quarantine period before joining the team two or three days before the first ODI. The pair will be back in the Bangladesh setup, after missing the recent round of testing in Sri Lanka.