BCB ready to provide SBNS for quarantine facility

“If the government wants we are ready to give Mirpur [Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium] stadium [to turn it into quarantine facility”

Bangladesh Cricket Board [BCB] if required is ready to provide its stadiums to the government to be used as quarantine facilities. More than 200 countries and territories, including Bangladesh, have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Until Sunday afternoon Bangladesh confirmed five deaths and 48 infections of which 15 have recovered. The fast spreading coronavirus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan, has infected 664,672 people and claimed 30,892 lives till 1:10pm on Sunday, according to Worldometer.

Globally, a total of 142,368 infected people have also recovered from Covid-19, a pandemic announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“We have to fight as a nation against this coronavirus and come forward in help from their respective positions. We as BCB also have responsibilities. Coronavirus situation in our country has not become that severe yet but if the government wants we are ready to give Mirpur [Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium] stadium [to turn it into quarantine facility],” said BCB director and media committee chairman Jalal Younus to the media on Sunday.

Number of countries have been reported of its sports organizations coming forward with the support to the government and provide stadiums to be turned as make shift hospitals. In India, BCCI [Board for Control of Cricket in India] president Sourav Ganguly had requested West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to use the cricket stadium facilities for the battle against Covid-19.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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