West Indies is set to arrive in Bangladesh today (Sunday) for a two-match Test series and three-match ODI series in their month-long tour here, reports BSS.
The team got weakened significantly because of the absence of 12 first choice players.
Amongst the 12, a total of 10 players including the Test captain Jason Holder and limited-overs captain Keiron Pollard declined the opportunity to tour due to Covid-19 related concerns or personal fears. The list also included Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran. Fabian Allen and Shane Dowrich are unavailable due to personal reasons.
Cricket West Indies Covid-19 policy allows any player to opt out of selection for an overseas tour, only when based on the player’s own safety fears or concerns.
Upon their arrival, they will stay quarantined for three days before hitting the practice pit on January 14.
The West Indies will start their month-long tour in Bangladesh with an inter-squad one-day practice game at BKSP on January 18, as per the latest itinerary sent by the BCB.