Kings to assess situation before releasing players for camp

Sports Correspondent

12 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Holders Bashundhara Kings on Tuesday wrote Bangladesh Football Federation to provide the detail on ‘the mandatory period of quarantine or self-isolation days’ in Qatar before releasing their players for the national team camp. The top club also requested the federation to ensure them that the World Cup matches will not be postponed.    

Kings, which were upset with the sudden postponement of AFC Cup, will not take any further risks about players’ mental and physical health, informed a Kings official to The Daily Sun on Tuesday.

“According to the FIFA rules, if the quarantine prolongs for more than five days during the international competition in a host country, then the clubs are free not to release their players. So, we have asked BFF to provide the details regarding this issue. Also, we have learnt that India requested FIFA to shift the matches of group D due to their COVID-19 situation. So we requested the federation to assure us about the matches. We will not take any risk again about our players’ mental and physical health,” he added.

However, Kings also wrote in the letter that they sent players on vacation before joining the national team camp. They believed that the vacation will help players to regain their motivation. Kings 9 out 0f 10 players are expected to join the camp after Eid vacation. Bishwanath Ghosh will miss the camp as he needs a long time to recover from his injury.

Meanwhile, Mohammedan defender Md Atikuzzaman joined the national team camp at Hotel Intercontinental on the second day on Tuesday.