Bangladesh cricketers Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman could leave the Indian Premier League 2021 due to the new quarantine rule approved by the Bangladesh Health Ministry.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Nizamuddin Chowdhury has spoken about the situation.

According to the quarantine rule from May 1, all the travellers coming from South Africa and India have to go through a mandatory 14-day quarantine before they can resume normal life.

If the Bangladesh Cricket Board wants some relaxation for the players, they will have to get special permission from the Directorate General of Health Services of Bangladesh.

However, due to second wave of the virus, the chances are less that any relaxation will be given to the citizens coming from South Africa and India.

“We have asked them (Shakib and Mustafizur) to let us know what is their plan for the next 15 days while we have also asked the health ministry to know what kind of quarantine protocol the two players will need to follow,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted by Cricbuzz.

While Shakib is a part of KKR, Mustafizur is associated with RR.

BCB chief Chowdhury further said, “If the health ministry suggests that they will have to follow seven or 14 days quarantine, they will have to return earlier than scheduled from IPL. But before that, we have to know what rules will be in place for them,” he said. “We are bound by the Bangladesh Government rules, and will take decisions according to the guideline provided by the government.”

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