Bangladesh National Women’s Cricket Team players along with BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) HP Unit and Bangladesh Under-19 cricketers will be able to access ‘COVID-19 Wellness App’ from next week, said a BCB official on Wednesday.
In the wake of sky-rocketing of COVID-19 cases in the country, BCB launched a new app so that they can monitor the health of the cricketers and trace them for speedy detection of coronavirus infection.BCB started to act quickly after the contagion of Mashrafe Mortaza, Nafees Iqbal, Ashiqur Rahman Mozumdar and Nazmul Islam Apu.
They even pulled back their initial plan to resume practice session of national cricketers in July-August. Then, BCB introduced ‘COVID-19 Wellness App’, where the cricketers are given a list of 18 questions every day. From these answers, the app’s algorithm will determine whether the player is in risk of contagion or not.
Earlier, it was reported that 70 top-tier cricketers will be enlisted in the app but it was later discovered that Tigresses along with Under-19 cricketers were not yet given access to the app. It has since been learnt that the women cricketers have been given access to the app. Within a week the women cricket players will be able to get the services of the app.
BCB High-Performance (HP) Unit and Under-19 team will also get access to the app very soon, stated BCB Management Information System (MIS) Manager Nasir Ahmed Nashu.
“Tigresses will be covered by the app from next week. After that, HP Unit and Under-19 team will also be included in the app in phases,” Nasir Ahmed said.
A BCB source confirmed that a total of 25 women cricket players are going to get this facility. BCB has already collected their e-mail addresses.