South Africa Rising Girls’s tour of Bangladesh has been lower quick by one recreation after the guests determined to go away the nation on April 12 earlier than a stricter lockdown is enforced from April 14, which was their originally-scheduled departure date. The South African crew is not going to play their final scheduled recreation on April 13.
“The final match is not going to be held because of the lockdown,” Shafiul Alam Nadel, the ladies’s wing chairman of BCB, stated. “They’re hoping to go away Bangladesh by tomorrow (April 12). There will not be any flights because of the lockdown, which is why they’re leaving earlier than their final match. The choice has been taken after dialogue between BCB and CSA.”
The guests have up to now performed 4 one-day matches in opposition to the hosts and misplaced all of them. They have been initially scheduled to fly again from Dhaka on April 14, however efforts are actually being made to place them on a flight by April 12 in order that they’ll keep away from getting stranded in Bangladesh.
The nation’s civil aviation authority introduced earlier on Sunday that worldwide flights can be stopped for every week April 14 onwards.
The South Africa girls’s crew arrived in Bangladesh on March 29 to play 5 matches in Sylhet. The primary 4 matches have been carried out as deliberate regardless of the Bangladesh authorities having introduced a lockdown on April 3 efficient from April 5, with the BCB retaining each groups beneath a strict biobubble setting. No crowd was allowed on the matches.
That is the second tour associated to Bangladesh cricket to be marred by the April 14 lockdown announcement. The Pakistan Beneath-19’s tour of Bangladesh was known as off on Saturday, which included one four-day recreation and 5 Youth ODIs in Sylhet and Dhaka. Final week, the BCB had additionally postponed the Nationwide Cricket League, Bangladesh’s home first-class competitors.
The surge of Covid-19 instances during the last 4 weeks has resulted within the present lockdown and a stricter one from subsequent week. In response to the Directorate Basic of Well being Companies, 78 folks died on Sunday – the best in a day up to now – which is yet another than Saturday’s determine, itself a document quantity. There have been additionally 5819 Covid-19 instances reported on Sunday in Bangladesh.