A Bangladesh Cricket Board official on Monday expressed his doubt on having DRS from the opening game of three-match ODI series against West Indies citing the Covid-19 protocol.
The ODI series begins at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on January 20 and it will be the first international cricket series in the country after a gap of 10 months.
“DRS will certainly be there but there is one issue with DRS. Our engineer is supposed to result from London,” BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus advised reporters.
“You know that England possess the Covid-19 protocol that suggest that the first four days out of 2 weeks must be in isolation, this means 4 days in government isolation. And you will be able to stay static in one's body for 10 days.
“We have put on the Ministry of Health because of this and at the same time, we've spoken with the Covid-19 authority who's looking after these matters. So let's see what happens now.
“But if we are able to manage the engineer on time then maybe on the 20th you will see no problem. Otherwise, the challenge of DRS will be solved only following this match,” he added.
However, Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo likely to get DRS from the beginning game of the series which can be the main ICC Super League.
“I think the DRS will be there from the beginning game,” he said.
Meanwhile, BCB has applied to the health ministry for exemption of corona period for Richard Illingworth rather than Richard Kettleborough to officiate the matches in the Test series.
Kettleborough was among three ICC match officials named earlier for the upcoming series.