Mansingh surprised at the number of Windies players pulling out of Bangladesh tour

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Jeremain Brown

Dr Akshai Mansingh who visited Bangladesh in November to assess that  country's COVID-19 protocols ahead of the West Indies away series next month, says he's surprised by the number of players who have opted out of the tour.

Dr Mansingh, a member of Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) Medical Advisory Committee, who along with security manager Paul Slowe visited Bangladesh in November, says having been impressed with what they saw they were optimistic a full- strength Windies team would make the trip.

Mansingh also pointed to the fact that players may be concerned with suffering from bubble fatigue as they would be restricted in movement throughout the tour.

In the meantime, Dr Mansingh adds that this should not affect other teams’ decision to tour Bangladesh. The Windies are due to arrive in Bangladesh on January 10.

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