Cricket - July 29, 2020

BCB to organise a conditioning camp for U-19 cricketers in August

The conditioning camp will take place at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP)

Bangladesh U-19 Team

After the vacation of the Eid-ul-Adha, the newly picked 45 players are to be a part of a conditioning camp, which has been planned to be organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). They are to form an under-19 Cricket Team, to produce the most talented and potential youth players for the 2022 ICC Under-19 World Cup.

To shield their desirable World Cup that they clinched in 2019 in South Africa defeating the then defending champions India, through proper grooming round the year, they want to bring out such a crop of players by whom they can go in the next 2022 extravaganza.

Bangladesh’s Krira Shikha Prothistan (BKSP) is the place decided by the BCB Games Development Committee to arrange the camp. A letter has been sent to BKSP DG on Wednesday for the same, seeking his permission.

As of now, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are waiting for the positive decision from the BKSP, which is the state-run sports organization of the country.

Because of the destructive coronavirus pandemic that created disorder across the world since December 2019, the authority of the BKSP sees it to be constructive because the vacation is going on there like the other educational organizations of the country. It is safe and risk-free having a conditioning camp at BKSP, from that point of view.

BCB has planned to organise the camp with its 45 players by following the guidelines of ICC and the health ministry.

Abu Emam Mohammad Kawser, BCB Games Development senior manager, by stating that those who will get through the test of the coronavirus will join the camp, admitted the matter.

AEM Kawser said, “We’ll test cricketers and support staff keeping them in Mirpur. Those who will pass the test will join the camp at BKSP.

Kawser told, “If the BKSP wants, we will bring a chef from the BCB. Those who will step into the camp will not come out of the campus and no one will enter the campus from outside. Now we’re waiting for the answer from the BKSP authority.

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur is where the cricketers will be asked to attend a test for a medical check-up, Kawser said. And starting from August 16-19, from there they will pick only those players who will pass the corona test.

Following their reports, he also informs that they have plans to start the camp from August 21.

He added, “The players will hold fitness and skill training for the first three weeks. They will have a string of practice matches after which the squad will be whittled down from 45 to 30,”

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