Nine Bangladesh players resumed individual training at four venues under strict safety measures. Nine Bangladesh players on Sunday returned training after four months of break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Saturday, BCB allowed its players to resume individual training sessions from July 19. Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS) in Sylhet and Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium (SANS) in Khulna have been selected as four venues for the first phase of individual practice sessions.
Only one player is allowed to train inside the stadium at a time with just one trainer with both maintaining fair distance. Separate seats, water bottles & toilets have been assigned for them. No groundsmen or board official is allowed inside the ground. A second player can only enter the ground once the first player is done training, said media.
The 9 players for the first phase of the practice sessions are Mushfiqur Rahim (Dhaka), Imrul Kayes (Dhaka), Mohammad Mithun (Dhaka), Shafiul Islam (Dhaka), Syed Khaled Ahmed (Sylhet), Nasum Ahmed (Sylhet), Nurul Hasan (Khulna), Mahadi Hasan (Khulna), and Nayeem Hasan (Chattogram).
Bangladesh last played against Zimbabwe in an ODI & T20I series in this March. Earlier Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. New Zealand”s tour of Bangladesh, comprising of two Tests was also postponed due to the pandemic.