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12:00 AM, March 01, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:24 AM, March 01, 2021

‘Like being in jail’

The visiting Bangladesh team underwent a second round of Covid-19 testing in New Zealand yesterday and all members of the squad returned negative tests.

The Tigers completed the fifth day of a 14-day mandatory quarantine period yesterday and were even given a daily opportunity to walk in the hotel premises for thirty minutes.

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"Time wasn't moving initially. The first three days we couldn't meet anyone, just had conversations over the phone. It felt like I was in jail. Felt a little frustrated, to be honest," Mehedi Hasan Miraz told BCB in a recorded video message yesterday.

After completing seven days in isolation, cricketers will be allowed to practice in small groups and also work in the gym till the end of the 14-day period.

"We are being allowed half-an-hour outside in the hotel each day after the first three days. This helps us feel fresh and enjoy the weather and environment. Once we start doing group gym sessions, we will feel even better," he added.

After completing mandatory quarantine, the visitors will be allowed to mix with locals and roam freely around the country.

The Tigers are also expected to conduct a five-day training camp on Queenstown, but it is yet to be confirmed. The three-match ODI will begin on March 20 in Dunedin.


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