Bangladesh cricketers resume training one player at a time - in pictures

Only one trainer and player allowed inside Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka

Bangladesh cricketers resumed training in Dhaka with just one player and a trainer at a time as precaution against coronavirus.

"I could hold the bat again after about four months... It felt good," batsman Imrul Kayes, one of two players to train at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday, was quoted as saying by AFP.

"We did gym work at home over the past four months but couldn't practise batting," he said.

"Hopefully we can take advantage of this opportunity."

The Bangladesh Cricket Board opened the stadium on Sunday, with wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, batsman Mohammad Mithun and pacer Shafiul Islam among the first allowed to train.

Only one trainer is allowed to be with each player inside the stadium.

Bangladesh suspended all sporting activities in March after the first coronavirus case was recorded in the country.

At least three players – including former captain Mashrafe Mortaza – tested positive for the virus. But they have all recovered.

Bangladesh's first match since the epidemic started is due in December, when Sri Lanka visit to play three ODIs.

Published: July 20, 2020 06:43 PM