While the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) expected some more players to join the individual training program that resumed on next Saturday (August 8), Test captain Mominul Haque and fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman confirmed their participation.
Mominul who is in Dhaka now, will begin the training from the first day while Mustafizur might be late for some more days to join the session. ‘The Fizz’ as he is adorably called, will come back to Dhaka next week from his hometown Satkhira, according to BSS reports.
Cricket Operations Chairman Akram Khan said that we are yet to know how many players will join the individual training program that is going to resume on August 8 but I heard Mominul and Mustafizur showed their interest to join.
“Some other players will also join, and we’ll design the practice schedule in line with that so that everyone can get the opportunity to practice properly,” the former skipper said, adding that they are yet to decide on group training.
“We have to see the situation first. The coronavirus situation is yet to be under control, so we have to think about all the things properly. We are really eager to start group practice sessions as early as possible but we don’t want to take risks.”
Both Mominul and Mustafizur Rahman returned to their hometown after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country hard. Both of them continued their fitness training from home as per the BCB guidelines.
They didn’t join the first phase of the individual training program, which started on July 19.