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No quarantine relaxation for Shakib, Mustafizur
Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan during the match between Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders on April 24, 2021. Photo: IPL

No quarantine relaxation for Shakib, Mustafizur

AgenciesBangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and pacer Mustafizur Rahman will not have the chance to prepare for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka as they will have to go through a 14-day institutional quarantine after arriving from India, where they were participating in the Indian Premier League.Bangladesh's Directorate General of Health Services officials told Cricbuzz, on Tuesday (May 4), that the duo will have to complete quarantine at a government-specified quarantine center.Cricbuzz earlier reported that Bangladesh Cricket Board was in talks with DGHS officials regarding the relaxation of the quarantine protocol of the duo as they are expected to feature in the upcoming three-match series.Professor Abul Bashar Mohammad KhurshidAlam, director-general of DGHS told Cricbuzz that they have received an application regarding the relaxation for Shakib and Mustafizur from BCB and informed them that they will have to complete a 14-day institutional quarantine upon arriving from India."They will have to do 14-day institutional quarantine,'' said Basar. "BCB had applied to us for them (reducing the quarantine period) but we have informed them that they don't have any other choice but to follow the rule that is applicable for everyone,'' he said. "They have to complete the quarantine in our specified quarantine center and that can be either Hotel Sonargaon or Hotel Raddison."Initially, Shakib and Mustafizur, who are playing for Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively in the ongoing IPL, were expect...

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