West Indies observers arrive today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 28,2020


To assess the overall situation before the Caribbean cricket team’s scheduled tour to Bangladesh in January, two observers from Cricket West Indies will arrive in Dhaka today.

According to CWI website, the observers are CWI board director and member of the CWI’s and ICC’s medical advisory committee Dr Akshai Mansingh and CWI’s security manager Paul Slowe.

‘We would be the first International Team to visit Bangladesh since the onset of the pandemic... 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,’ CWI’s chief executive officer Johny Graves was quoted in its official website.

BCB chief physician Debashis Chowdhury told New Age that the visitors will not have to go through a lengthy quarantine process.

‘They can be operational from the third day after arrival provided their results come out COVID negative after they are tested at a DGHS certified lab in Bangladesh,’ Debashis said.

Mansingh and Slowe will visit all the proposed facilities for the tour in Dhaka and Chattogram, attend matches of the Bangabandhu Twenty20 Cup and also get a first-hand look at the country’s COVID-19 response protocols.

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