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12:00 AM, February 27, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:35 AM, February 27, 2021

‘A different experience’

Members of the visiting Bangladesh cricket team were yesterday given an opportunity to venture out of their hotel rooms for the first time around 48 hours after landing in New Zealand.

Everyone in the Bangladesh contingent tested negative after the first round of coronavirus testing and they were allowed to step outside.

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According to pacer Taskin Ahmed, it was a totally different quarantine experience. However, he added that they were eager to return to the field soon.

"I think it was a different experience in such isolation. After almost 48 hours, we were allowed to walk for 30-40 minutes while maintaining social distance. We are back again in our rooms. We all tested negative after the first coronavirus test and we expect to undergo another round of testing in the coming days," Taskin said.

"Overall, it's a totally different experience but I hope it ends as soon as possible and life can get back to normal. I am spending my time talking with my family and watching movies. Apart from that the BCB has also prescribed us some exercises which we are doing in the room."

After completing two further rounds of coronavirus testing inside the first seven days of their arrival, the Tigers are expected to practice in small groups from the eighth day.

After completing the mandatory 14-day quarantine period, the visitors will be allowed to mix with locals and roam freely around the country.

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