South Africa emerging women’s team will fly back home today without playing the final match of their five-match series against the Bangladesh emerging women’s team to avoid the likelihood of getting stuck in the country during a strict lockdown, confirmed a cricket board official.
Bangladesh Cricket Board’s women’s wing chairman Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel said that Cricket South Africa called back the team after learning about the impending lockdown which could halt all overseas flight, starting from April 14.
‘The lockdown could be imposed strictly from April 14, flights might not be operational at that time. After we informed the South African board they said they wanted the team to fly back tomorrow [Sunday],’ Nadel told New Age.
Both teams are in Sylhet and today the tourists will first return to the capital before heading back home, informed Nadel.
‘They will arrive in Dhaka from Sylhet on a chartered flight and then leave for South Africa at night.’ He said.
The fourth match of the series took place on Sunday, which the hosts won to extend their lead to 4-0.
The fifth match was scheduled to take place on Tuesday and the tourists were scheduled to return home the following day.
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