Cricketers to be vaccinated after 15th Feb
Vaccination process continues throughout Bangladesh as the country is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The national cricketers are set to be vaccinated on a priority basis.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan Papon has confirmed that cricketers will be vaccinated after February 15. The second Test against West Indies will end on that day.
“We will talk with players today (Wednesday) and finalize the date for vaccination. We have confirmed the place and the list. We have only one option, that is after the Test match ends on the 15th,” Papon said.
Bangladesh’s next assignment is in New Zealand, where they will play limited-overs series.
BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury has also said coaches and groundsmen would be given vaccines.
“Not just cricketers, but we have plans to vaccinate support staff and groundsmen as well. The National Sports Council has already asked us about the list of cricketers. We are trying to make the list and send it to the government soon,” Nizamuddin informed.
As of recent days, the current test-positivity rate is below 3%. On Wednesday, 2.59% people tested positive for the virus across the country.
The vaccination process will be pivotal for Bangladesh hosting domestic and international affairs. New Zealand, Australia and England will tour Bangladesh in the latter half of 2021. BCB also plans to restart domestic cricket after March.
International cricket resumed in Bangladesh with West Indies’ tour. Ireland Wolves will come to meet Bangladesh Emerging team. South Africa Emerging Women are also scheduled to visit.