Newly appointed batting coach of Bangladesh national cricket team John Lewis has arrived in Dhaka. The English coach arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 10 am on Thursday.
However, he will not be able to join the coaching staff right now. According to government rules, those coming from England have to stay in quarantine for 14 days. However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has applied to the Ministry of Health to reduce Lewis' quarantine period.
BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury Sujon briefed reporters in Mirpur on Thursday. He said that with the permission of the government, he will be able to join the team if his corona test comes negative twice. “For the people coming from UK, there is a restriction of 14-day quarantine. But we will take special permission from the government so that he can join the national team if he returns Covid-19 negative. We had done so in our other coaches too,” BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.
The fifty-year-old former county opening batsman has been in coaching since 2007 and has recent experience of working with England’s ODI side as its batting coach. He has also been in the same role for Sri Lanka in 2018-2019.