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08:28 PM, July 12, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:36 PM, July 12, 2020

Cricketers ‘staying in touch’ with virtual technical meetings

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced via a media release that although cricketers have been feeling the adverse effect of the pandemic and have been unable to resume any sort of training, they were able to stay in touch with teammates and coaching staff during the lockdown and focus on their performance analysis through virtual meetings.

The national cricketers have been partaking in fitness regimes in order to stay active while at home. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)'s Cricket Operations Department has also arranged regular virtual technical meetings through which players have been interacting with Head Coach Russel Domingo and other National Team coaches. Separate group sessions have already been held with cricketers who were in the Test side in recent times, players who were in white ball cricket, batsmen and pace bowlers, the media released informed.

"We all want to get back to the playing field as soon as possible. For a cricketer nothing can be more frustrating than not being able to train or play. That is why these meetings are really important and helps us stay focused and in touch with cricket.

"All the players, from seniors to the newest member, are spontaneously participating in the discussions and sharing ideas with the coaches and fellow cricketers. There has been a lot of emphasis put on mental well-being and preparation," Test captain Mominul Haque was quoted as saying in the media release.

"Our Test performance has been analysed and we have talked about what we can learn from recent experiences. I believe everyone has a lot of time to themselves now and therefore can think more clearly about their own game and understand what to do and what not to do," he said regarding specific focus on Test performances of the side."

Young all-rounder Afif Hossain thought the briefing from coaches and senior players were significant in terms of direction: "Experienced campaigners like Mushfiqur Rahim spoke about the responsibility of players and what is expected from the us going forward. The video analysis from our matches have been very helpful also."  

BCB has made individual gym equipment available for use at home to 38 players of a pool prepared by the National Selectors. Across the country 19 cricketers have already availed this opportunity. 

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