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.
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