BCB considering isolated camp before Sri Lanka tour
Bangladesh cricket team is expected to tour Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series in later this year. Although the tour was initially scheduled to take place back in July, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had to postpone the series due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
However, the cricket board is currently in negotiations with the Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) to make the national team tour the island happen in September-October.
Meanwhile, Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the CEO of the Bangladesh Cricket Board has revealed that the cricket authority is considering an isolated residential camp for the national team cricketers before they leave the country for Sri Lanka.
“We will be able to decide on the national camp only after having confirmed the schedule for Sri Lanka tour. As per the plan at the moment, we will have a national conditioning camp before we leave for Sri Lanka in September,” Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted as saying by Dhaka Tribune.
He further explained, “The cricketers are under observation by our medical team through an app called Covid-19 well being app. We have been to keep a close watch on the cricketers’ health through this app. Once we decide on the schedule of the camp, we will have the cricketers isolated and have them undergo the Covid-19 test. The cricketers will join the camp only after completing the initial part of the protocol.”