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07:57 PM, September 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:14 PM, September 18, 2020

Vettori, McMillan expected at Dhaka first

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked the national team's spin bowling consultant Danniel Vettori and newly appointed batting consultant Craig McMillan to come to Bangladesh ahead of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour.

Both Vettori and McMillan were previously expected to travel directly to Sri Lanka from New Zealand and join the Tigers, but BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said the board has asked both Kiwi coaches to first arrive in Bangladesh.

"As there are some complications regarding the flights for Colombo, we have asked Vettori and McMillan to first come to Bangladesh and then travel with the team together," Nizamuddin told The Daily Star today.

The fate of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour is still uncertain as the BCB is yet to get any update regarding the revised health protocols from Sri Lanka Cricket as of yesterday.

The cricketers were expected to check in to a hotel in Dhaka for the residential camp on September 20.

According to sources, SLC is considering a move away from their stance of a mandatory 14-day quarantine period towards a week-long isolation period for Bangladesh. SLC is also considering a request to add more members to the contingent travelling to the island. The Tigers are likely to be allowed to have between 35 and 41 members even though SLC had initially instructed to keep the number within thirty including support staff.

However, the re-adjustment over the health protocol will depend on the health authorities under the Sri Lankan government.

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