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Cricketers start individual practice

  • Published at 03:50 pm July 19th, 2020
Mushfiqur Rahim
Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim in running session at academy ground of Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka MD Manik/Dhaka Tribune

At Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, wicket-keeper batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim, batsman Mohammad Mithun and pacer Shafiul Islam attended their individual sessions.

Bangladesh cricket at last saw some action on the field in four months as a list of interested cricketers attended individual practice sessions in Bangladesh Cricket Board [BCB] facilities across the country.

At Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium wicket-keeper batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim, batsman Mohammad Mithun and pacer Shafiul Islam attended their individual sessions.

At Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Syed Khaled and Nasum Ahmed attended their respective sessions while in Khulna, Mahadi Hasan and Nurul Hasan utilized their time slots. In Chittagong, spinner Nayeem Hasan had booked a schedule but could not avail due to heavy rain.

Mohammad Mithun following his session informed he was struggling having come to the field after a long break.

“We have returned to the field almost after four months and for the reason everything I tried to do felt a bit tough. I have been doing things indoor for last few months and now open in the field. I am looking forward to get back to the rhythm soon,” said Mithun in a video message provided by BCB media wing on Sunday.

The interested cricketers have returned to the field for individual sessions following strict health guidelines set by BCB. It is understood that the board is still uncertain of when the game will be able to return in the country that has been hit severely by Covid19. 

It is certain that BCB still holds to its stance in discouraging its cricketers for getting out to the field and that the special arrangement has been made as a section of the cricketers have been restless to get their feet back to the field. The first phase of individual practice sessions under special arrangement will run till July 26.

All forms of cricketing activities have remained suspended in the country since March this year with increasing cases of Covid-19 infection. BCB since then has postponed five bilateral series and saw a major event Asia Cup T20 get shelved. This year’s Dhaka Premier League, the premier 50-over tournament of the country, also remains suspended having able to complete only the first round of matches.