BCB insists ‘indoor’ can be a good option for quarantine center

Sport Correspondent

8 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official insisted that they are ready to turn their indoor at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium as a hospital for the coronavirus patents.

The county team Warwickshire's home venue, Edgbaston Cricket Stadium in Birmingham, has become a corona test center now.

In addition to providing medical care to injured patients, corona examination center has been built in the parking area of Edgbaston for the NHS (National Health Service) staff, so that the personal health protection of the employees is not endangered.

Bangladesh State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell, MP, in the recent past stated that if needed they will use the sports facilities for coronavirus affected people.

BCB looks very generous in this regard and has no objection to giving permission to use SBNS in Mirpur although BCB’s chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury, looks at the matter a little differently.

“Look, we are not the owners of the field. It is owned by the NSC (National Sports Council). So we don't have anything to say, if the government wants to use their structure. However, I would like to say that we will do our utmost to help,” said Nizamuddin.

“If we want to do something in the stadium, then we will have to cover the whole stadium before. This is again time-consuming. But we do have one indoor. If we want to make quarantine center or anything like that, then I think indoor is the best option,” he said.

“There is enough space and management work can also be done quickly,” BCB CEO said.

Bangladesh has confirmed 17 deaths and 164 cases from Covid-19 that includes 41 more addition to the list in the last 24 hours while patients have recovered from the novel coronavirus so far.

In the meantime, the Bashundhara Group has proposed to the government to make 5,000 beds hospital in their International Convention City (ICCB).

However, such a thing is difficult to do on the playground as it is under the open sky and due to that reason Nizamuddin insisted that indoor can be the best possible option under the present circumstances.