Bangladesh got good news before visiting Zimbabwe. The quarantine phase of the Bangladesh cricket team will last only one day during the tour. Despite rumors of tightening quarantine policy for Bangladesh, Zimbabwe has backed away from that decision.
According to BCB sources, the hosts have agreed with the BCB that the quarantine of the Bangladesh team will be one day after reaching Zimbabwe. This will give the Tamim-bahini extra time to practice before the only Test match of the series, which starts on June 6 in Bulawayo.
As the quarantine policy is easy, the teams of three formats of Bangladesh will go to Zimbabwe separately. Naturally, the Test team will go first, followed by the ODI and T20 teams. The Test team will start training from July 1. The Tigers will play a two-day warm-up match on July 3 and 4.
Before the start of the series, there were doubts whether there would be enough practice time for the Bangladesh team. Muminul and Mushfiqur did not get a chance to play a preparation match if they had to quarantine for a long time. But that fear is no more.
According to the FTP, the two teams will play one Test even though they are scheduled to play two Tests. The only Test will start in Bulawayo from July 6. The bilateral series will start with this match. At the end of the test, the two teams will move to Harare. There will be three ODIs and T20s. Earlier, three ODIs and two T20I matches were scheduled. The three matches of the ODI series are scheduled to be played on July 17, 18 and 20 and the three matches of the T20 series are scheduled to be played on July 23, 25 and 26. Bangladesh will play a total of seven matches in the tour. This is the first time since 2013 that the Bangladesh team will tour Zimbabwe.