Mehidy Hasan on first 3 days of quarantine in New Zealand: Felt I was in jail, it was frustrating

Bangladesh spinner Mehidy Hasan has spoken about his first three days of quarantine in New Zealand and revealed that he was frustrated in his room as the isolation felt like he was in jail.

Bangladesh cricket team. (ICC Photo)

Bangladesh cricket team. (ICC Photo)


  • The first three days we were in the room, it felt like jail: Mehidy on quarantine in NZ
  • ‘It (training) will start after two or three days and I hope it will be better’
  • New Zealand and Bangladesh will play 3 ODIs and as many T20Is

Mehidy Hasan, on Sunday (February 28), opened up about his time in the first three days of quarantine in New Zealand. Bangladesh is touring New Zealand for a full-fledged limited-overs series including 3 ODIs and as many T20Is.

But before the tour starts with the first ODI on March 20, the tourists have to complete a 14-day quarantine period in Christchurch. The first three days of the isolation period was spent in the rooms and Mehidy has said that he felt he was in jail during that time.

“The first three days we were in the room. Then everyone got a chance to go out for half an hour. My head was spinning a little when I first went out yesterday. Then after 10-15 minutes it became normal,” Mehidy said, as quoted by Cricbuzz.

“I felt I was in jail during the opening three days and it was frustrating.

“But when I came out and got adjusted to the weather, it felt a little better. When I returned to the room, I felt a little fresh. It doesn’t feel good to be in a room all day. It’s actually a little uncomfortable for us to spend three or four days in a room in the same way and so when we got the chance to go outside for thirty minutes, it felt good,” he said.

The Bangladesh players will be allowed to train, in groups of five, after having completed a week of quarantine.

“After six-seven days when we will start going to the gym and the field, we will feel better. It is difficult to spend time now. It would be good if we could get some gym facilities or could do some work in the room now. You can understand how we are passing the days. For the first time we spent five days at a hotel like this. It was tough at first, haven’t seen anyone for the first three days.

“We have talked over the phone, video call, from room to room. It was boring at first, very difficult to spend time. Now four days have passed, hopefully the rest of three days will also pass. It (training) will start after two or three days and I hope it will be better at that point,” said Mehidy.

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