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Shakib, Mustafiz land in Dhaka
Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman takes a selfie inside a chartered flight (R) with his wife Samia (L) and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan during their returning home from India on Thursday. Photo: Twitter

Shakib, Mustafiz land in Dhaka

BSS, DhakaAce all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman finally returned to Bangladesh from India through special arrangements made by their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisees.Shakib and Mustafizur however went straight to the Hotel for a mandatory 14-day quarantine as per the directive of the health department. While Mustafizur checked in Hotel Sonargaon with his wife for quarantine, Shakib chose to stay quarantine in Four Points by Sheraton in Gulshan,“They have come here through a chartered flight and their respective franchisees made the arrangements,” BCB logistic official Wasim Khan told the media.“The BCB monitored the whole matter. The players will stay quarantined for 14 days in Hotel Sonargaon.”Shakib was the part of Kolkata Knight Riders while Mustafizur played for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, which was postponed indefinitely due to the upsurge of Covid-19 cases in strict bio-bubble of the tournament. In fact the whole India was badly affected by the deadly second wave of the pandemic.The Bangladesh government has recently issued a directive to stay mandatory a 14-day quarantine for the people coming for South Africa and India. In the past though the quarantine issue was relaxed in case of the national players and support staff, the health department this time remained strict on the issue, considering the ongoing second wave of pandemic, which was deadlier than the first wave.Bangladesh had temporarily closed the border with India due to the vehement surge of Covid-19 cases in the neighbouring country an...

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