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Australia in Bangladesh 2021 – Australia set to tour Bangladesh for 5 T20Is in August

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All 5 matches can be held on the Shere Bangla Nationwide Stadium in Dhaka

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed that Australia will arrive in Dhaka on July 29 to play 5 T20Is in opposition to Bangladesh, from August 3 to 9. Australia will adjust to native well being laws by being quarantined of their resort rooms for 3 days earlier than they start coaching on the Shere Bangla Nationwide Stadium, the place they may play all 5 matches.

“The BCB and Cricket Australia have labored tirelessly collectively for confirming the itinerary,” BCB’s chief govt Nizamuddin Chowdhury stated. “Naturally this was a problem as a result of Covid-19 pandemic as guaranteeing well being security and safety is a precedence prerequisite for holding any cricket collection in these occasions. I’m happy to say {that a} complete bio-security plan is in place and can be carried out through the tour for the safety of gamers and employees of the 2 groups and the match officers.”

BCB and Cricket Australia (CA) have reportedly agreed on in depth pandemic protocols that embrace a 10-day quarantine, which started earlier this week. Each groups will depend their present bio-bubble measures on their respective excursions as a part of the quarantine. Match officers have already been remoted whereas the Bangladesh T20I crew at the moment in Zimbabwe will go straight to the crew resort in Dhaka upon arrival. Bangladesh’s T20I collection in opposition to Zimbabwe was additionally introduced ahead by a few days.

The key protocols for this tour embrace Australia’s immigration course of carried out individually after CA expressed reservations about exposing their touring occasion in a corridor room contained in the airport. After they undergo the VIP entry and into the crew bus, their passports can be processed individually.

The crew resort can be utterly off-limits to the general public through the tour, which is reportedly a tighter plan than the BCB’s bio-bubbles for West Indies and Sri Lanka earlier this yr. The scheduling of the collection has been on the CA’s request: to be held at one venue over a brief window.

“We want to thank our buddies on the Bangladesh Cricket Board for growing an in depth bio-security plan to maintain gamers, employees and match officers secure,” Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley stated. “Each boards have labored extraordinarily laborious to do all we will to make sure the protection and wellbeing of everybody concerned within the tour.

“We’re wanting ahead to a aggressive and entertaining collection in Dhaka as each groups proceed their preparations for the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup later this yr.”

Bangladesh, within the midst of a second wave of Covid-19, reported 173 deaths on Wednesday, taking the tally to 18,498 since March this yr, in keeping with the Directorate Normal of Well being Providers. In accordance with the official knowledge, the Covid-19 fatality charge in Bangladesh is now 1.63 % and the present restoration charge is 84.56 %.

Australia quick bowler Josh Hazlewood stated on Thursday that the crew is accustomed to the constraints of motion on excursions.

“We have had a couple of conferences about what it will appear to be in Bangladesh and it is clearly going to be fairly tight restrictions and inside the bubble,” Hazlewood stated. “I feel it is purely going to be both on the resort or on the cricket floor, which we have executed earlier than and we’re used to. It is fairly a brief journey as nicely, which is nice, so I feel it’s going to be no dramas, we’ll get that executed on the again finish of this tour.”

That is Australia’s first tour to Bangladesh since their 2017 go to to play two Assessments in Dhaka and Chattogram. They’d cancelled their 2015 and 2016 (Below-19 World Cup) visits as a result of safety considerations.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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