Residential camp for Tigers

Sports Correspondent

11 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Residential camp for Tigers

Bangladesh National Cricket Team will conduct a residential camp ahead of the upcoming tour to Sri Lanka after it is finalised by the hosts, said Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Chief Executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Monday.

Bangladesh's tour to Sri Lanka which was scheduled to be held in July-August, comprising a three-match Test series, was postponed earlier due to coronavirus pandemic which halted all cricketing activities around the world.

Considering the fact that coronavirus’ impact in Sri Lanka is minimal compared to their Asian neigbours, this prompted BCB to reschedule the tour which was part of ICC Test Championship as the tourists are eyeing to resume cricket through this series as all kind of cricketing activities were suspended since mid-March and only in the recent past through the commencement of the individual training session, cricket-related activities returned to the field.

According to BCB officials, Bangladesh’s series against Sri Lanka which got postponed, comprising three Tests, can now feature three shorter format games along with the Tests.

BCB officials said that cricketers will have to undergo coronavirus test ahead of the upcoming tour to Sri Lanka.

Among the 24-member national football squad, 18 booters were found infected by the coronavirus and as a result BCB is also looking into the matter with utmost importance.

BCB is waiting to finalise the date of the tour as that will help them chalk out a timeline for their practice camp.

“We are monitoring the coronavirus condition of our cricketers through our COVID-19 wellbeing app and our medical department is keeping an eye on the health of the cricketers. As we decide about the camp, we will keep them in isolation and later we will think about a residential camp,” said BCB Chief Executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Monday.

“We will finalize the camp after the tour is finalised. If we go to Sri Lanka at the end of September we will have a conditioning camp here (Bangladesh),” he concluded.