Sports Reporter : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will not allow spectators at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) during the ensuing Bangabandhu T20 Cup Cricket as BCB thinks the spectators can be cause for risk of coronavirus. Director of BCB and Chairman of Cricket Operations Committee Jalal Yunus said, "Spectators will not be allowed to enter the galleries to watch the forthcoming five-team Bangabandhu T20 Cup Cricket." Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all kinds of sports events in the country were almost stopped from last March. Although cricket was played in September, football competitions began in the second week of November. The first match of the 'Mujib Borsho' FIFA International Football Series between Bangladesh and Nepal was held at the country's premier venue Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday last and the second match is scheduled to be held at the same venue tomorrow during the coronavirus outbreak. Jalal said, " The large number of spectators watched the first match between Bangladesh and Nepal as it was a matter of emotion." He said, "After a long time the notable football match was held in the country and the spectators arrived at the galleries. But we will not allow the spectators, as there is a health risk. This is our plan and the upcoming tournament will be held at the close doors of Home of Cricket." Younus said, " We shall not organize any gala opening ceremony due to coronavirus pandemic." He also said, "The upcoming cricket competition will be held in a bio-secure environment including five teams and around 150 people with 80 cricketers. Managing such a huge number of people in a bio-secure bubble will be a tough task but BCB hopes it can arrange the tournament successfully to give a message to cricket world." "The cricketers will undergo in the Covid-19 test on November 20 and then they will be in a bio-secure bubble environment," he added. The much-awaited Bangabandhu T20 Cup Cricket will start from November 24 at the SBNCS in the city's Mirpur.
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