Veteran Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim he will miss the upcoming T20I series against Australia due to five matches due to the fact that he will not join the group in time for ten days in Dhaka.
The ten-day isolation period was originally scheduled to begin on July 22, which was later extended to July 20.
However, with the Bangladeshi cricket team currently in Zimbabwe and the Australians amid a three-match one-day series in the Caribbean, it was impossible for both teams to arrive in Dhaka on the said date.
Therefore, the Bangladesh Cricket Board and Cricket Australia have reached an agreement that as long as the players are in a bio-safe environment in Harare and Bridgetown respectively, it will count for their isolation period in Dhaka.
As a result, the BCB has asked Mushfiqur Rahim to stay back in Harare, despite the fact that he would be performing in the T20I series against Zimbabwe, which kicked off on Thursday.
Mushfiqur Rahim, who withdrew from the ODI and T20I series against Zimbabwe with reference to personal issues, would return home to the climax of the ODI series.
However, as his parents became ill, he had to return home early, so he could not meet the deadline.
When he reported on July 22, he was told it would not work.
“Mushfiqur (Rahim) wanted to play the series. But he missed the quarantine for a few days. His parents are ill, so he had to leave the Zimbabwean tour. But the [10-day] quarantine is part of our agreement with Cricket Australia, so we can not include him. They did not agree that Mushfiqur would be quarantined two days after it started. It’s disappointing, but one can not do much about these things. said BCB’s chairman of cricket operations, Akram Khan, as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
Meanwhile, all the players from Bangladesh, who are currently playing in Harare, will return home on July 27. Upon their arrival, the players will depart directly to the hotel where the match officials, liaison officers, hotel staff and managers are already themselves. -isolate.
Mushfiqur Rahim’s unavailability means Bangladesh will be without their two senior forwards in the five-match T20I series against Australia, which takes place between 03-09 August. Rahim joins Tamim Iqbal, who will be out of the competition for the next eight weeks due to the knee injury.