No possibility of BPL this year : BCB president
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s cricket has come to a standstill. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is trying to return to the game with a foreign tour after a long stalemate. However, no one knows when the cricket ground will become normal after overcoming the fragile situation in the country.
That is why BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon does not see the possibility of organizing the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) this year. He thinks that if the corona situation does not improve as expected and the vaccine does not come, it will be difficult to organize the BPL.
“It’s very difficult. In Bangladesh? I don’t think so! Look, they even can’t play IPL in India. They will be playing it outside the home country, but not many players will be able to come there either; There is no certainty as to who will be able to come.”
In a league like BPL, a bunch of cricketers from home and abroad take part. Avoiding the risk of corona infection is not a trivial matter, especially when the spread of the virus is increasing in Bangladesh itself.
Papon said, ” suppose I started with a negative 20-30 players, but when you go to play you will see that it is positive. I am negative today, but no one can guarantee that I will not be positive tomorrow. Now it is said that airborne, the virus may be in the air. Can stay in the elevator, in the car, can enter through the door. There is so much possibility of it that there is no guarantee that no one will come forward to say no now. So since there is no certainty, we have to be careful enough. ‘
The board president said if the situation in corona improves, all types of cricket will be organized in the country. But before that, the cricket schedule has to be sorted out with foreign tours, at least as long as the situation in the country is not improving.