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Sikder Group, Bashundhara undertake a new venture - BICL to set up bag plant at Mongla Economic Zone.

Bashundhara Industrial Complex Limited Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir handing over a cheque for up-front payment to PowerPac Economic Zone (Pvt) Ltd Group Director John Haque Sikder as a Land Lease Agreement (LLA) was signed between the two companies at a city hotel on Sunday.

Cricketers to undergo corona test  amid uncertainty over SL tour

Cricketers to undergo corona test amid uncertainty over SL tour

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will conduct the COVID-19 test of 27 cricketers who were given GO (Government Order) for the tour of Sri Lanka.The corona test of those 27 cricketers was held on Friday as the uncertainty looms over the Sri Lanka series following Bangladesh’s refusal to stay mandatory 14-day quarantine in the Island nation.Nonetheless Bangladesh wanted to take preparation from their part.“We want to prepare for our part. At the same time, we are waiting for the reply of Sri Lanka,” said BCB Cricket Operations Chairman Akram Khan.The BCB made it clear that apart from seven-day quarantine and practice facilities during the isolation period should be given, otherwise they wouldn’t tour Sri Lanka. They are due to play a three-match Test series there, which is the part of the ICC World Test Championship.Since Bangladesh has been out of cricket since March, they were keen to set up a practice camp in Sri Lanka in a bid to get a good preparation for the series. But Sri Lanka who so far contained COVID-19 well, was reluctant to give them the opportunity, making it clear that Bangladesh players and officials even couldn’t go out of the hotel room while in the 14-day quarantine period.If Bangladesh accepts Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 protocol, they clearly won’t get any time to take preparation. At the same time, Sri Lanka won’t give them any team to play a warm-up game due to the COVID-19 protocol. Therefore Bangladesh doesn’t see any merit in touring the country unless Sri Lanka changes COVID-19 protocol.However ...

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