Under-19 camp postponed

Sports Correspondent

21 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) decided to postpone the ongoing Under-19 camp from Saturday (October 17) after several cricketers were found out having symptoms of coronavirus.

The camp was expected to run for a month but BCB decided to reduce the duration as they don’t have to prepare for the Under-19 Asia Cup that was postponed earlier by Asian Cricket Council.

The forthcoming Under-19 Asia Cup that was scheduled to be played in November in the UAE, has been postponed. BCB game development found out a couple of cricketers with COVID-19 symptoms that were forced to instruct the team management to extend break duration from Wednesday until further notice.

As the number went higher with passing days BCB game development urged the team management to stop the residential camp at BKSP.

“We have decided to stop the camp from Saturday,” BCB game development chairman Khaled Mahmud told The Daily Sun on Tuesday.

Mahmud confirmed that 15 cricketers are isolated with COVID-19 symptoms in the National Swimming Complex in Mirpur while three cricketers were found out of corona positive.

Meanwhile BCB officials added that the Under-19 squad will travel to England next August to play a tri-nation involving India and Pakistan. They are expected to play three 50-over matches each against their Asian rivals in the tri-nation.