BCB to dedicate all 2021 series to Bangabandhu
The Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021 series has been named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation.
After a successful event of Bangabandhu T20 Cup was carried out in November-December last year, Bangladesh Cricket Board has decided to name every series of 2021 after Bangabandhu.
Bangladesh have a number of international assignments coming up this year. More details about Tigers’ 2021 fixtures can be found here.
“We want to dedicate all matches (in 2021) to Bangabandhu. That was the case in Bangabandhu T20 Cup and now this is happening in West Indies series. We have named the series after the father of the nation. We will try the same in domestic tournaments as well,” Jalal Yunus, BCB media committee chairman, said.
Domestic cricket (50 overs and first-class) has been a standstill since the pandemic. Bangladesh will be playing two-Test series against West Indies without any practice of four-day matches in the last ten months.
BCB hopes to bring domestic cricket back within March.
“[Dhaka] Premier League has stopped after one round. We are thinking of restarting it. First division, national league (NCL) – a lot games are left. We will attempt to start these after February.”
COVID-19 vaccines are expected to start arriving this month. BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon who is also the Managing Director at Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited has ordered to hand vaccines to cricketers immediately.
“Our honourable board president has said players would be given vaccines on priority basis,” Yunus added.