BCB to bring cricketers under COVID-19 vaccination programme by February

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will bring local cricketers under a COVID-19 vaccination programme by February. The decision has been taken in the 9th meeting of the BCB Board of Members on Wednesday (January 27).

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As per the press release issued by BCB, the vaccination programme will be done in an effort to restart the country’s domestic cricket.

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Previously it was decided that the board has decided to buy corona vaccines immediately after it arrives in Bangladesh, instead of waiting for it to reach through government channels.

BCB is not willing to wait for the later, given that they have got a jam-packed international calendar, while the domestic tournaments also need to be restarted as soon as possible.

BCB’s media committee chairman Jalal Yunus had also insisted that cricketers at all levels of the country will be given priority in administering the vaccine.

In the meeting, the Board has also approved the inclusion of former Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak in the National Selection Panel.

Othey key decisions include:

– The Board endorsed a condolence motion for former BCB Vice President Raisuddin Ahmed and personalities related to cricket who have passed way in recent times. The Board paid respect to the deceased and recalled their contribution to Bangladesh cricket.

– Discussion was held in regards to the selection process for an internationally-reputed consultant for the Sheikh Hasina Cricket Stadium. The Board provided guidelines for selection of the consultant as well as the appointment of a ‘project management company’ for efficient operation of the project.

– The Board has given consent to purchasing of land adjacent to Dhaka city for development of playing grounds and cricket related infrastructure. A committee will be formed to expedite the process for purchasing the land.

– The existing contract for the centrally contracted players and First Class players will continue until further decision.

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