The Bangladesh Cricket Board has turned down former captain Mushfiqur Rahim and different senior gamers’ request to coach on the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, citing well being security issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BCB mentioned the disinfecting course of is but to be accomplished on the Mirpur facility.
“Mushfiq communicated with us, he wished to start private coaching. However we informed him that this isn’t but a secure time to take action, he ought to practice at dwelling. Coaching is necessary, however gamers’ security is extra necessary to us,” BCB chief govt Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted as saying by ‘Cricbuzz’.
“A couple of different gamers wished to know if they may do particular person coaching. However our message was the identical for all. We’re engaged on disinfecting our amenities. However the job is but to be accomplished.”
In Bangladesh 746 folks have died and over 55,000 have examined constructive for coronavirus.
“We have to think about the general scenario. We will not rush into something. Many international locations are beginning their actions; we will certainly do the identical. Nonetheless, we will not give a precise date proper now,” Nizamuddin mentioned.
“Now we have been working to disinfect the issues we want for coaching after Eid, and it’s within the course of. After it’s accomplished we are able to say that we’re prepared to start out cricket coaching once more.
“Then we’ll see the general scenario of the nation. After assessing the general scenario we’ll name the gamers as a result of, it’s important to perceive, we will not danger the well being of the gamers in any means as a result of the gamers are a really precious asset to the BCB.”
The BCB Chief Govt mentioned that the board will observe the ICC pointers concerning resumption of crew coaching.
“It’s proper that another international locations have began their coaching actions following the ICC pointers and we’ll do the identical. We’ll simply see what their plans are earlier than planning to renew cricket.”
BCB chief doctor Debashish Chowdhury mentioned that if BCB desires to carry a residential coaching programme for the entire crew, then the medical crew can even plan for a bio-safety bubble for the gamers.
“Bio-safety bubble is what you place in an enclosed area. Preserving everybody inside a canopy in order that there is no such thing as a communication from exterior. Suppose you name a crew of 15 gamers with 5 teaching employees, a complete of 20 folks, you examine and take a look at all of them. You remoted them by testing.
“While you isolate them, you will notice all the pieces from their keep, their meals to their transportation. They won’t are available in contact with anybody (exterior),” he mentioned.
Chowdhury additionally mentioned that going by charge of infections, one wants to establish during which zone does the coaching facility falls.
“We have to see the zones as a result of there is no such thing as a level planning taking sure venues into consideration and later discovering out that it falls within the pink zone,” he mentioned.