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Zimbabwe has reduced the quarantine period for Bangladesh players to just one day ahead of the upcoming series as a result the visitors will now be able to squeeze in a two-day warm-up fixture before the Test match, which is due to start on July 7 at Bulawayo.
Bangladesh are scheduled to arrive in Zimbabwe on the 29th of June and will quarantine the next day, before starting preparations for the Test match from July 1 onward. "We will have to do one-day quarantine and later we will do our regular activities (from July1)," said Akram Khan
The national players are currently playing in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) which is scheduled to end on the 26th of June, giving the Test team very little time in terms of a camp at home.
'"We have not planned for any practice at home but we need to talk with the head coach to know his mind," said Akram. "There can be Test cricketers in DPL teams that won't reach the Super League of the tournament and in that case they will be free. If they are keen to do practice we will surely make some arrangements for them," he further added.
The Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe comprises one Test, three one-day internationals and three twenty20 internationals. The Test match will be played at Bulawayo, Harare will play host to the ODIs and T20s of the tour.
Test - July 7-11, Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo
ODIs - July 16, 18, 20, Harare Sports Club (All)
T20Is - July 23, 25, 27, , Harare Sports Club (All)