New Zealand-bound Bangladesh cricketers, workers administered COVID-19 vaccines, Sports activities Information
A number of Bangladesh cricketers and help staffers together with the likes of Tamim Iqbal and Russell Domingo have been administered COVID-19 vaccines in Dhaka, forward of the staff’s departure for New Zealand for his or her limited-overs worldwide sequence.
Star participant Soumya Sarkar was the primary Bangladesh cricketer to be vaccinated on the Kurmitola Common Hospital and was adopted by the likes of Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Naim and Taskin Ahmed. They had been adopted by help staffers as particular preparations had been made for the abroad coaches. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director Jalal Yunus was additionally amongst these vaccinated as he can be travelling with the staff for the New Zealand tour, in line with ESPNCricinfo.
Whereas some extra Bangladeshi cricketers who can be travelling to New Zealand can be vaccinated on February 20 and the BCB will make additional preparations for extra vaccines to be administered following the tour, if wanted.
“The factor about vaccinations is that if you understand how useful it’s for you then I believe your worry will go. I can’t deny that I used to be afraid. I used to be unsure whether or not to take it or not. However after speaking to the BCB and discovering out that it’s regular to have signs, it made sense to take it,” Tamim Iqbal mentioned.
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The Surokkha app was additionally launched on the similar time within the presence of well being minister Zahid Maleque and BCB president Nazmul Hassan, and Sarkar was the primary to make use of it.
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Taskin Ahmed mentioned: “I’m feeling fairly good after being inoculated,” he informed Prothom Alo. “There is no bodily downside but. I wish to thank the honourable prime minister and BCB for making it so simply out there for us. I urge everybody to be vaccinated. The Surokkha app has additionally made it an easier course of.”
With the Bangladesh authorities rolling out the vaccination drive earlier in February, a couple of million Bangladeshis have taken the vaccines as of now. Notably, India had gifted Bangladesh 2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in January.
The Bangladesh staff will depart for New Zealand on 23 February to play three ICC Cricket World Cup Tremendous League ODIs and three T20 internationals
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