The BCB has decided to allow their players to step out of the bio-secure bubble to keep them mentally healthy.
On September 21, the Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to put up their own bio-secure bubble to help keep their players healthy. However, it was just recently that the BCB itself has announced that there will be a three-day family break for their players to help them stay mentally healthy.
Originally, the BCB made their own residential camp to help their players prepare for the upcoming three-match Test series against Sri Lanka. The Bangladesh team was expected to depart on September 27 but had failed to do so after being reluctant to complete the 14-day quarantine.
Just recently, the BCB broke their own bio-secure bubble by letting their players come out of the hotel to be with their families even just for three days. With that, BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury explained, ‘We have to think about the mental state of our cricketers as they were really bogged down staying inside the bio-bubble for the first time in their life. It's true that the existing bio-bubble is broken but we can always start a new bio bubble upon their return back to the hotel from their respective homes’.
‘We have to do fresh testing of COVID-19 as the previous tests will not be considered due to a long duration between each test’, he added. With that, he also explained how they were not able to undergo the last COVID-19 test that was supposed to be completed 72 hours before the team’s departure.
Bangladesh’s tour against Sri Lanka was originally scheduled for July to August and was postponed due to the pandemic. Now, the three-match Test series will see its resumption on October 23. To further understand how Test matches are played, head over to Betwala.
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