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Bangladesh cricketer Mehidy Hasan (C) acknowledges as he takes six wickets during the third day of the second Test cricket match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on December 2, 2018. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have come forward and offered the government to use the Sher-e-Bangla stadium as a quarantine facility to fight against the novel coronavirus. The move comes after Bangladesh cricketers donated half of their salaries and senior player Mashrafe Mortaza vowed to provide the underprivileged families with essentials.

Bangladesh has recorded 48 positive cases by Saturday. Among this at least five people have lost their life due to the novel coronavirus.

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No qualms if government uses the stadium: BCB

According to a report in theindependentbd.com, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has said it is ready to help the government in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.

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“It has also said it will have no qualms if the government chooses to use the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) as a quarantine centre for suspected COVID-19 patients.”

BCB Director Jalal Yunus said they have no problem if the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium and the National Cricket Academy are used as a quarantine centre.

“We are here if the government needs any logistic support from the board. We’ll support the government in any way we could,” he added.

Jalal Yunus, who is also chairman of the BCB’s Media and Publication Committee, said: “We are ready to offer the stadium as well as the academy, if needed,” Jalal told reporters.