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Papon went through COVID test for final presentation


Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan Papon went for the COVID-19 test before entering Mirpur stadium to attend BCB President’s Cup final’s presentation.

Papon went through COVID test for final presentation

Bangladesh players and coaching stuff members have been in bio-bubble for over a month. During this period the players divided into two teams for two two-day practice matches and then the recently concluded one-day tournament.

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In Sunday’s final of BCB President’s Cup, Mahmudullah XI comfortably won by seven wickets over Najmul XI at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. BCB boss Papon was present at the presentation ceremony.

Papon took the initiative to test  for COVID after he was invited to the program.

“I tested myself for COVID today (Sunday). I was told to present the trophy to the winning team on the ground. I was concerned about breaking their (players’) bio-secure bubble. So I went for the test,” he said after the final match.

“I did my test in the morning and it returned negative at around 5:20 pm. Then I started my journey to here since it was a part of my responsibility. I did not want anyone to get ill because of me.”

Several awards were handed over to the players after the end of the final match. Mushfiqur Rahim was adjudged Player of the Tournament for his 219 runs.

BCB President’s Cup 2020 award list: 

Best Batsman of the Final – Irfan Shukkur

Best Bowler of the Final – Sumon Khan

Best Fielder of the Final – Nurul Hasan

Player of the Final – Sumon Khan

Player of the Tournament – Mushfiqur Rahim

Batsman of the Tournament – Irfan Shukkur

Bowler of the Tournament – Rubel Hossain

Fielder of the Tournament – Nurul Hasan Sohan

Comeback player of the Tournament- Taskin Ahmed

Promising player of the Tournament – Rishad Hossain

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