Windies to assess Bangladesh bio-security arrangements before tour

(Reuters) - Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed on Tuesday the team will be the first to tour Bangladesh since the COVID-19 pandemic struck but said they are sending officials this week to assess bio-security arrangements before the side arrive in January.

West Indies toured England for a test series in July and are currently in New Zealand to play three Twenty20 Internationals and two test matches.

CWI Chief Executive Johnny Grave said in a statement that "... with the health and safety of our touring party at the forefront of our minds, we have decided to conduct a pre-tour recce by sending two highly experienced professionals to assess the BCB's bio-secure plans and protocols."

West Indies were originally scheduled to play three tests, three one-day internationals and a couple of Twenty20 matches on the tour.

However, Bangladesh board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said last week the CWI had requested one fewer test to reduce the amount of time their players would have to spend in the biosecure bubble.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Peter Rutherford)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Cricket

Thirimanne’s ton continues Sri Lanka fightback against England
Sundar and Thakur lead India's resistance in Brisbane test
Root urges patience from England bowlers in search of win
Sri Lanka begin first test fight-back after Root's double century
Rain delays resumption of fourth test, India 62-2
Australia frustrated as rain dampens Gabba decider
Root relief as long wait for test ton ends in Sri Lanka
England vigilant but unconcerned by COVID-19 outbreak at team hotel in Galle
India paceman Saini taken from field injured in fourth test
Root masterclass helps England dominate rain-hit day two v Sri Lanka

Stories You'll Enjoy