The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) designed a guideline for maintaining a basic level of fitness and conditioning as well as mental health for cricketers who are currently isolating themselves at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
All sorts of sporting activities in the country have been postponed indefinitely to help curb the spread of coronavirus. During this time, athletes around the globe have been seen maintaining their fitness by their own in videos that they posted on social media. Spanish football club Leganes also held an online training session via live stream which was made free for everyone.
The BCB today informed through a press release that they now have come up with a set of instructions for its cricketers that will be easy to follow even for the players who do not have access to fitness equipments or a gym at their place.
"The BCB is mindful of the challenges the cricketers will face when they return to the field and the guideline has been prepared as a priority. The exercise instructions from the BCB's Head of Physical Performance Nick Lee are easy to follow at home even if someone does not have access to fitness equipment or a gym. The National Team players have been given a specialised programme. A general guideline and day by day work-out plan is available to all cricketers through the Board's official digital platforms. A sudden return to cricket after a prolonged lay off raises risks of injury. That is why the Board expects the players to make the best use of this initiative.
The Board also acknowledges the need for mental support during these difficult times. Accordingly, the BCB medical team has developed a Mental Health document for the players which is also accessible on the BCB's official website and facebook page," the BCB press release read.