Weather adds to worries
Inclement weather added more worries about the preparation for the Argentina-Nigeria international friendly as the National Sports Council (NSC) has yet to start nursing both playgrounds at the Bangabandhu National Stadium and the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium.
Weather forecasts predicts that there will be thunderbolts and showers in the capital of Dhaka for the next nine days until August 26 and this means that the NSC will have to toil hard to prepare the practice venue of the BSMKS before Argentina and Nigeria arrive here on September 3 and 4 for the September 6 match at the BNS.
After being reportedly denied the Fatullah Cricket Stadium, the practice venue for Argentina has been shifted to the BSMKS where the ground and dressing room conditions are quite poor. But NSC director (planning and development) Abdur Rahman said they would prepare all this before the Eid vacation.
“But, we are very much concerned about the consistent rains everyday as it will hamper us to prepare the ground at the BSMKS,” said Rahman, who, however, admitted that they did not send a letter to the BCB to get the Fatullah Cricket Stadium after an official request from the BFF was turned down by the cricket board.
In this regard, the NSC officials and BFF officials yesterday sat in a meeting to discuss the progress of the work.
“If we can't get ready for the BSMKS, we will have to shift the practice venue to the BNS,” said Anwarul Haq Helal, chairman of Argentina-Nigeria match.