20 May 2024

BCB suspends cricket for indefinite period due to coronavirus


Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday suspended all kinds of cricket in the country for an indefinite period, aiming to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (novel coronavirus).

Board president Nazmul Hasan told media that the cricket in the country will remain suspended until further notice, UNB reports.

“As you all came to know all sporting events around the globe have been suspended, we also decided to do so. We have earlier postponed Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. Now we have decided not to host any cricket until further notice,” Nazmul told the media at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

“We will restart the game only if the situation gets better. We cannot tell any certain time to resume the game because we don’t know when the scenario will change. I don’t think we can start it before April 15, I fear it will take more time,” Nazmul added.

BCB issued special medical advice for the cricketers in the country. They are advised avoid public gathering and public transport for the next few weeks.

Earlier, BCB had to postpone a two-match T20I series between Asia XI and World XI which was set to be played to celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation.

Along with cricket, the other sporting events around the country have also been postponed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Not just in Bangladesh, but also most of the other countries, postponed sporting events to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Bangladeshi authorities confirmed one death and 18 coronavirus cases until March 19.

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