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BCB mulls COVID-19 exit plan

BCB mulls COVID-19 exit plan

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has attempted to formulate a new comprehensive plan for the national team’s players so that they can smoothly return to cricket with proper fitness after the end of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, report agencies.They named the planning “COVID-19 Exit Strategy” whose initial draft has been done with the help of the national team’s strength and conditioning coach Julian Calefato and BCB head of physical performance Nicolas Trevor Lee coupled with BCB medical.BCB chief physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury confirmed to The Independent over mobile phone about the newly-planned ‘COVID-19 Exit Strategy’ for the national team’s cricketers yesterday.  Chowdhury said the plan is yet to finalize because they are still talking about its time frame. But it’ll be prepared whether it’s for two and a half months or one and a half months which will be finalized by tomorrow (Tuesday).“We’ve initially a guideline to the players to follow what they will do during the lockdown period of the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s not enough for the players to maintain their fitness. As the lockdown period has now increased, uncertainty has also been increased. We don’t know how much people will affect and how much it’ll last,” said Dr Debashis.“Already we’ve decided to change our plan for the extension of the timeframes. We’re trying to devise a comprehensive plan for how the players will return to the games. It’s not possible to abruptly come. They have to c...

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