BCB had earlier postponed all cricketing activities in the country including ongoing Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier League (BDPL) for indefinite time as a precaution to combat against coronavirus spread.
Bangladesh Cricket Board [BCB] has decided to let its staff stay at home and work remotely. The decision has come as a preventive measure amid the rising concern of coronavirus spread in the country.
BCB through a media release on Saturday afternoon said, “In response to the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the BCB has instructed its staff to work remotely until further notice from Sunday.”
All the federations have closed their activities following the directives from the government to postpone all kind of sports activitieshttps://t.co/Xy3cwxwtRm— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) March 18, 2020
“Exceptions will be made only for work that cannot be executed effectively outside the office environment,” the media release added.
Earlier on Thursday, following an emergency meeting, BCB had postponed all cricketing activities in the country including ongoing Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier League (BDPL) for indefinite time as a precaution to combat against coronavirus spread.
Bangladesh has so far registered 20 people infected with the virus, of which one died and three have recovered.
Coronavirus has infected 275,871 people around the world according to worldometer, as of Saturday. Of them, 172,561 are currently treated with 7,765 being in serious or critical condition.
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic.