Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Tuesday that they have decided to open their doors for cricketers to use their facilities from next week if the cricketers want to do individual train sessions.
On June 4, citing health concerns, BCB turned down a request from leading cricketers of the country to resume personal training at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.Mushfiqur Rahim was one of the few cricketers who approached BCB to allow him to start practice but was denied permission by the board as they were yet to completely disinfect their facilities.
To ensure swift resumption of on-field activities once the cricketing shutdown ends, BCB is maintaining eight of its international and first-class stadiums across the country, said BCB in a media release on July 2.
However, Mushfiqur Rahim revealed through social media platforms that he has started training individually in order to keep himself fit.
Mushfiq in a video was seen batting, rolling and planking along with running at facilities owned by Fortis Sports Club located at Badda in the capital.
“The fact is that we have already prepared our facilities. This is because when the situation becomes, we will not waste no time in preparation. We have everything ready. As we see that players are practicing outside, even though we are discouraging this considering the current context, but if they want then they can at least use our facilities at their own will, at their own risk (from next week),” said BCB Chief Executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Tuesday.
“They can do it (practice) here if they want. In that case, they will have to inform our Cricket Operations. Cricket Operations will talk to the medical committee to fix their schedule and will see how they can comply with the hygiene rules. Though we are still discouraging it,” he concluded.