Bangladesh national cricket team head coach Russell Domingo has been on leave since mid-March after the end of the bilateral series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. He couldn't return to Bangladesh because of the outbreak of Covid-19. He had no rush though, as four series were called off due to the pandemic.
The situation hasn't improved much in Bangladesh, but the cricketers have returned to practice. They have an away Test series ahead against Sri Lanka, starting from October 24. Ahead of the series, Domingo accompanied by trainer Nick Law and fielding coach Ryan Cook is supposed to return to Bangladesh on Sunday. Domingo himself has confirmed this to The Business Standard.
The coaches have to quarantine themselves for 14 days before undergoing Covid-19 tests. If the results turn out negative, then they can start monitoring the practice sessions. Before this, the head coach will finalise the squad for Sri Lanka tour.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), earlier, called off the individual practice sessions for the time being as some of the supporting staff showed symptoms of Covid-19. The cricketers are supposed to resume individual practice sessions from Monday.
Before flying to Sri Lanka, the cricketers will start practising as a team from September 21. Before that, they will undergo three rounds of Covid-19 screening. Those who test negative will stay at a hotel from September 20.
Bangladesh are supposed to reach Sri Lanka at the end of September. According to chairman of cricket operations Akram Khan, first two of the three Tests will take place in Kandy and the final one in Colombo.