BCB suspends all forms of cricket in Bangladesh amid virus fears

  • Sports Desk, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2020-03-19 14:50:49 BdST

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board, or BCB, has suspended all forms of cricket in the country for an indefinite period amid coronavirus fears.

There is no realistic possibility of cricket returning to the fields until April 15, said BCB President Nazmul Hassan.
 
The board president made the announcement at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday.

“Earlier, we suspended a round of Dhaka Premier League games. However, by taking the current situation into consideration, we are suspending all forms of cricket indefinitely. I am not seeing any possibility of Dhaka League games returning to the field until April 15.”

State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell on Monday announced suspension of all domestic sports until March 31 as a precautionary measure. However, BCB then only declared suspension of Dhaka League games scheduled for March 18 and 19.