DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday (March 19) suspended all forms of cricket in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon was addressing a press conference at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital’s Mirpur this noon.
He told media that the cricket in the country would remain suspended until further notice.
He said: “As you all came to know all sporting events around the globe have been suspended, we also decided to do so. We have earlier postponed Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. Now we have decided not to host any cricket until further notice.”
“We will restart the game only if the situation gets better… I don’t think we can start it before April 15, I fear it will take more time,” Nazmul added.
Within last 24 hours, four more persons including a woman were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Bangladesh within last 24 hours pushing the number of coronavirus cases to 18.
Earlier on Wednesday, Bangladesh confirmed first coronavirus death as about 70-year-old person died.
The first three patients, however, were recovered and discharged. The 14 infected persons are undergoing treatment at hospitals.
BDST: 1657 HRS, MAR 19, 2020