BCB embracing the ‘new normal’

Sports Correspondent

6 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is slowly getting into groove as they are looking forward to embracing the ‘new normal’ life sooner than later by resuming their activities.

All kind of cricketing activities remains suspended since March 26 owing to the highly contagious coronavirus pandemic.

BCB resumed their official activities in BCB headquarters to a limited scale.

On the eve of the 71st birthday of Shaheed Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, BCB organised a huge congregation at BCB Academy in the capital.

They arranged a daylong comprehensive programme in and out of BCB premises including recital of Holy Quran, food distribution among the poor and distressed people along with special prayers for the beloved sports organiser and his departed family members.

BCB Directors Jalal Younus, Ismail Haider Mollick, Khaled Mahmud Sujon along with BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, BCB Security Chief Hossain Imam were also present on the occasion.

Jalal Younus, who is also BCB Media Committee Chairman, said that they are preparing to bring both domestic and international cricket back into the field.

He also revealed that BCB is observing the situation to determine the trend of the contagion.

“We’re just observing the overall situation. As soon as we will feel that the pandemic is on a downward trend, we will not make any delay to resume our cricket,” Jalal Younus told reporters.

“We are talking with various cricket boards across the world. But we are yet to confirm any series. Our board is in talks with New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Ireland and some other countries as well. Hopefully, we will be able to give you some good news very soon,” concluded Jalal.