Women’s team undergo Covid-19 test

Sports Correspondent

3 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Women’s team undergo Covid-19 test

Members of Bangladesh national women's team on Saturday completed their Covid-19 test at the BCB Academy premises ahead of their month-long training camp scheduled to start at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium today.

Bangladesh women's cricketers had an extremely quiet year, with the national team last taking the field on March 2. BCB is planning to hold the training camp in order to prepare the players for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers and other bilateral series.

Bangladesh national women’s team is expected to take part in the 2021 ICC Women's World Cup qualifiers in Sri Lanka from June 26 to July 10 that was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Faisal Hossain, assistant coach Bangladesh women's team, will be in-charge of the month-long camp of 29 players that will mainly focus on fitness and skill trainings.

The players are also scheduled to play five 50-over matches before the camp ends on February 3.

BCB women's wing chairman Nadel Chowdhury earlier stated that former England women's team head coach Mark Robinson is all set to join Bangladesh in the same capacity from January and if they managed to sign the agreement paper soon there is a possibility that he will also be joining the women’s training camp at some point of time.

Robinson will replace Indian Anju Jain, who was roped in 2018 after the departure of English coach David Capel.

However her contract was not extended by BCB following the dismal show of women’s team during 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.