BCB halts individual training programme for three days

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has called off the individual training programme for three days after some of the support staff showed off the symptoms of Covid-19.


It was the first instance when BCB takes this sort of step after initializing the individual training programme before Eid-ul-Adha.


NizamuddinChowdhury, the CEO of BCB, told the media that some of the support staff showed symptoms of the deadly virus. He also said the board is taking every possible step to keep the cricketers fit and healthy prior to the Sri Lanka series which will take place from October 24 in Sri Lanka.


“The plan came from our medical team who decided to take a break if any situation arises along the way. We have noticed that some of the support staff are showing symptoms of the virus,” Nizamuddin told the media.


Bangladesh team will fly for Sri Lanka in the last week of September. Before that, the cricketer will join a week-long residential camp in Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. During that camp, BCB will test cricketers to check if anyone is affected by the virus in three phases.


The Sri Lanka series will be Bangladesh’s first three-match Test series in six years. BCB is expected to announce the team for this series in coming weeks.


Source: United News of Bangladesh




Attack on UNO Wahida: Prime suspect held in Dinajpur


_: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and police in a joint drive arrested the prime suspect of the attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam from Kaliganj in Hili area of Dinajpur district early Friday.


The arrestee was identified as Asadul Haque, 35, son of Amzad Hossain of Osmanpur in the upazila.


Tipped off, a team of police from Hakimpur, Birampur and Ghoraghat police stations, and Rab members conducted a joint drive in the area around 4:50 am and arrested Asadul, said Wahid Ferdous, officer-in-charge of Hakimpur Police Station.


Later, he was taken to Rab office in Rangpur district.


Wahida Khanam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Ghoraghat, was seriously injured in an attack by miscreants at her home on the Upazila Parishad premises early Thursday.


Her father was also injured in the gruesome attack. They were taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital.


Later, the UNO was airlifted from Rangpur to Dhaka by a Bangladesh Air Force MI-171SH helicopter.


She was admitted to the National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Dhaka.


Source: United News of Bangladesh