BCB postpone U-19 training camp
The COVID-19 situation has hampered the cricketing activities of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as they had to postpone the training camp of U-19. The camp has been postponed as a precautionary measure after several players were showing symptoms of COVID-19. BCB officials have also confirmed that three players have been found positive.
The camp was expected to run for a month after it began on October 1. BCB game development chairman Khaled Mahmud confirmed the media about the postponement of the training camp.
“We have stopped the Under-19 camp from Saturday (October 17) as some of the cricketers were having symptoms and we did not want to take any risk. Along with that the Under-19 Asia Cup also got postponed so we felt that it’s better to give them some rest as they had earlier done a month-long camp. We will sit next month to see how we can arrange few matches for them as we have to see them perform in match conditions,” he said.
Along with the three players who tested positive, a couple of cricketers and some members of the team management also had symptoms. BCB has also isolated around 15 cricketers in the dormitory of the National Swimming Complex in Mirpur while other cricketers are staying separately. Under-19 head coach Naved Newaz is also in isolation.