The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced that they are moving in to gear to get cricket back on the field following the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The BCB announced via a press release that all major international and first-class venues along with training facilities, are undergoing constant maintenance so that cricket activities can begin.
"We are very mindful of the fact that we have to get our cricketers back on the field sooner rather than later. The process of resumption should start with training and for that we have kept our grounds and practice facilities fully prepared and functional," BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted as saying.
The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Dhaka, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chattogram, Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS) in Sylhet, Khan Shahaeb Osman Ali Stadium (KSOAS) in Fatullah, Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium (SKICS) in Cox's Bazar, Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium (SANS) in Khulna, Shahid Chandu Stadium (SCS) in Bogra and Shahid Kamaruzzaman Stadium (SKS) in Rajshahi have been undergoing constant maintenance, the press release informed.
Yesterday, BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan had told The Daily Star that a restructuring of domestic cricket should be focused upon and getting grounds ready for players to return to training would be the first step for the return of both domestic and international cricket.
The preparedness of the grounds depend on their readiness to the current pandemic. Safety standards and sanitation will be of utmost importance.
"The venues are following hygiene and safety standards as per the COVID-19 guideline of the BCB. Staff and workers have been instructed to maintain the sanitisation protocol. Despite the challenges of ensuring adequate workforce during the time of the coronavirus, sufficient number of cleaners have been assigned at the BCB facilities," the press release added.