The Bangladesh cricket group had a horrible few hours within the West Indies earlier than their first T20I match in opposition to the hosts in Dominica. The aspect took an virtually five-hour voyage by means of the ocean from Saint Lucia to the placement (about 180 kilometers). Nonetheless, as a result of the vast majority of Bangladeshi gamers had by no means traveled by ferry earlier than, by the point their group arrived in Dominica, many of the gamers fell ailing.
As quickly because the ferry crossed the midway level within the water, the waves erupted and because it was a ferry, even waves that had been six to seven toes excessive had been sufficient to trigger it to swing uncontrollably. One after the other, cricketers began to get seasick as a consequence. Shoriful Islam and Nafees Iqbal had been two of the gamers who had been most severely impacted.
A report within the Bangladesh newspaper Prothom Alo introduced the horrible incident to the limelight, because it additionally stated that Shorfiul vomited repeatedly all through the journey and that the host group themselves had by no means been to a different island on a ship for a world sport.
“We’re those who can fall sick and die right here, us, nothing will occur to them,” a Bangladesh cricketer was quoted by the talked about media home. One other cricketer stated: “I’ve toured many nations, that is the primary time I’m experiencing one thing like this. None of us are used to this. Neglect about enjoying, what is going to occur if certainly one of us will get significantly ailing on the ferry. That is the worst tour of my life.”
In the meantime, the Bangladesh squad is ready for Saturday’s opening T20I of a three-match sequence in opposition to West Indies on the Windsor Park, Dominica. After shedding the Check sequence by 2-0, the visiting aspect will look to offer a robust reply to West Indies, whereas the Islanders would eye at capitalizing on their profitable momentum from the Check sequence.