Tigers get two weeks break

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22nd October, 2020 09:43:28 printer

Tigers get two weeks break

Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to give two weeks break to cricketers and members of the coaching staff after the ongoing BCB President’s Cup.

BCB decided to provide this break so that both the cricketers and the members of the coaching staff to ensure relaxation as they are in the bio bubble for quite a long period of time.

BCB officials insisted that they are yet to fix Russell Domingo and his co’s departure date but added that they foreign coaching staff will available when BCB decide to launch the domestic T20 tournament.

‘’I think the cricketers need some break and so does the member of the coaching staff and so we decided to provide it to them,’’ he said.

Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo on Thursday insisted that they have to get some breathing space considering they are staying at the bio bubble for quite some time.

“I have been in the bio-bubble for 49 days till today. I haven’t been able to leave the hotel to anywhere but practice and back to the hotel. It is not that easy. The players have been in the bio-bubble for three weeks, and one or two have told me that it is tough. Those are challenges that we do face. We need to find ways of making sure that the players are comfortable about how they are feeling. If there’s support we need to give players, in terms of allowing some guys maybe some time away, we have to be able to do that. It is not that easy,’’ said Domingo.

“Whether it affects the performances, I don’t know. It is pretty new for all of us. We have to get used to it, I suppose. Like I say once again, the performances, for me at this stage as the head coach of Bangladesh, are not that important. Performances count when we start playing international cricket in January again,’’ he said adding that he is not sure whether it is burning them out or not.

“Everyone is different. You might enjoy being in the bio-bubble. Sikandar might hate being in the bio-bubble. Everybody is absolutely unique and different. So I am not a psychologist. I don’t know how guys’ minds are thinking and dealing with it. I am open with them to discussing how they feel and try to help them if I possibly can,’’ he said.

“In our particular bio-bubble, guys are not allowed to go out. You just have to be within the confines of your hotel all the time. It can become challenging. But it is definitely something we need to monitor and see how it goes. I don’t know how long you can do it. With all the cricket next year with only one month of break, I don’t know how possible it is to have continuous bubble,’’ he said.