Bangladesh Cricket Board has started the Covid-19 vaccination program for their first-class cricketers on Tuesday ahead of the upcoming National Cricket League, scheduled from March 22.
“We have started the vaccination of the cricketers and they are taking it from the centre that is convenient for them,” said BCB physician Manzur Hossain.
“We are expecting to complete the whole process within one week. The Health Ministry is looking after the entire process and the cricketers are taking their vaccines following their guideline,” he added.
Bangladesh Test probables will also start their preparation for their Sri Lanka tour next month with the upcoming NCL, the country's traditional first-class competition.
BCB failed to stage NCL last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic but after hosting two domestic tournaments successfully - BCB President's Cup and Bangabandhu T20 along with bilateral series against West Indies and Ireland Wolves - the board has decided to start the 22nd edition of the competition later this month.