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BCB following Tokyo Olympic guideline to make BPL successful

BCB following Tokyo Olympic guideline to make BPL successful

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) medical department said, they are following Managed Event Environment (MEE) instead of bio-bubble to hold the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) successfully amid the rise of new variant of the coronavirus.

The MEE was introduced first in the Tokyo Olympic last year and it was a huge success that inspired BCB to put it in the place for BPL.

"The guideline that we are following is in the light of Tokyo Olympic. We are trying to implement the guidelines of Tokyo Olympic, keeping the perspective of Bangladesh in mind," said BCB chief physician Debashis Chowdhury.

"In the past we were used to the word-bio-bubble but the world now kept them away from the bio-bubble. Now it is said as Managed Event Environment (MEE), which was introduced in Tokyo Olympic first to assist athletes and keep them mentally fresh. The MEE is made by relaxing the rules of bio- bubble."

Dr Chowdhury informed that some positive cases were found in the test and the affected people were kept in the isolation. He said, since it is classified matter, they are not able to disclose the names of the players,
officials and support staff right at this moment.

The BCB chief physician however said if all stakeholders and franchisees cooperate BCB, they can organize the tournament successfully like the other International series in Bangladesh.

"According to the guideline of BPL committee, the corona test was being conducted. For the last three days, we had done so many tests and we shared our results with the franchisees," Dr Debashis said.

"Since it is a multi-team tournament, the stakeholders will play an important role. We have set a protocol, keeping the players safety and tournament in mind. There is arrangement for frequent tests and franchisees also can conduct the test if they want but what is important is to maintain the health rules."

Most of the BPL franchisees arranged jersey unveiling programmes at different place in Dhaka which raised a prospect of increase the health risk.

Dr Debashis seemed to be annoyed with such sort of programmes just ahead of the BPL as he urged all stakeholders to avoid mass gathering.

"In the light of the statistics that we've got as of now, there is no risk of arranging BPL. But if we want to complete it successfully, we must avoid the mass gathering and follow the health rules."