Bangladesh cricket team reach Oman safely

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The Bangladesh team reached Oman at the early hours of Monday after Cyclone Shaheen bearing down on Oman, had thrown their departure from the Bangladesh into doubt on Sunday night.

The Mahmudullah Riyad-led squad took off from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 1:10am, more than two hours shy of their scheduled flight at 10:45pm.

While uncertainty remained due to the situation, the Bangladesh players had assembled at the Airport yesterday on due time.

Source said the Tigers were on schedule to depart but the cloud of doubt had been apparent since a last minute cancellation of flight was still on the cards yesterday evening.

Despite the delay, the Tigers reached Oman this morning and made it to their team hotel at Muscat safely.

Bangladesh will spend a day in room quarantine in Muscat before starting their training on October 5 in Oman, after which the Tigers will travel to Dubai to take part in two official practice games on October 12 and 14 against Sri Lanka and Ireland respectively.

Mahmudullah Riyad and his troop will then return to Oman on October 15 to participate in the qualifier stage and will face Scotland in their first qualifier game on October 17.