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BCB waits for ICC medical guidelines to prepare for WC

EPL is part of Tamim’s rehab: Debashish

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 24 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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A Bangladesh Cricket Board official said on Thursday that they will prepare their bio-bubble plan for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup after receiving medical guidelines from the both ICC and Oman government.

 “Bangladesh will bear the expenses of their camp and complete their training in Oman. The ICC’s official part will start after that. Our cricket board has already made a contact with the Oman board. I think we can inform within one or two days,” ’’ BCB Chief Physician Debashish Chowdhury told reporters in Mirpur.

“We are yet to get the complete medical guideline of the ICC…Hopefully, we will get both the plans (ICC and Oman) soon,” he added. “Everyone has to show negative Covid report while all should have been vaccinated before leaving. We will have to complete an 24-hour quarantine (in Oman).

“According to an ICC rule, we have to quarantine for six days. The team which will transfer from one bio-bubble to another doesn’t need to follow the rule. We are yet to get the final guideline. We can inform only after receiving it,” he added.

Bangladesh are expected to depart for Oman on October 3 to have a preparation camp ahead of the global tournament while they are expected to play three practice games as part of their preparation.

Meanwhile, Debashish added that national stalwart Tamim Iqbal’s participation in the upcoming Everest Premier League is part of his rehabilitation program.

Tamim, who skipped the upcoming T20 World Cup for a personal reason, started his individual training on September 19 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in order to take part in EPL. “After the Zimbabwe series, Tamim was advised to go through a rehabilitation process for about eight weeks. Tamim has been following this rehab plan for almost a month under the supervision of the physios and trainers of our national team.

“He is doing practices and drills for the last three days and he is getting confidence day by day,” Debashish said.

“His (Tamim) playing in the Everest Premier League is part of his rehab plan what both we chalked before. It will give us the idea about his coping up with the skills and other matters,” he added.

The southpaw, who earlier missed Bangladesh’s last four T20 international series, left Dhaka for Kathmandu on early Friday morning.

Debashish also said that they are trying to send injured pacer Hasan Mahmud abroad to have a biomechanical test. Hasan sustained a back injury during Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand tour earlier this year. After that, he was rested for a few days and he started his rehabilitation under the national team physio.   “He has been under our observation for a long time. We have tested him many times in different ways but we couldn’t find any big problem. We think he requires a biomechanical assessment to find out the problem which is not possible in the country.

“There are some country-wise travel restrictions but we have talked to some places. We will send him within two to three weeks when the final discussion will be made,” he concluded.