A domestic tournament involving all contracted players is on the cards, Naimur Rahman Durjoy informed after BCB disclosed that they will not be touring Sri Lanka if they stay put on their overly strict conditions.
Naimur Rahman Durjoy, director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and chairman of the High Performance (HP) unit, has informed the media that the BCB will look to arrange a domestic tournament involving all the contracted players if Sri Lanka tour is canceled eventually.
"It's necessary to create a bio-secure bubble in order to arrange tournaments like the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). So the board has to take time and prepare. We are thinking of arranging a competition involving all the contracted players of the national team, HP team and under-19 team if the Sri Lanka tour doesn't take place," said the former captain.
Durjoy, who is also the chairman of Cricketers' Welfare Association of Bangladesh (Cwab), mentioned that it has already contacted some corporate houses and if they come forward, there is a possibility of arranging a corporate league.
On asked about the fate of the HP camp if the Sri Lanka tour doesn't happen, Durjoy said, "If the bilateral series is canceled, we will start the HP camp. The under-19 team is currently training at BKSP. So we can do the same after their camp ends. Generally, we arrange our camps at the Academy ground. But as it will be a residential camp, we will arrange it where there is good residential facility."
"Lots of unexpected things have been happening. We have to admit the reality. Sri Lanka won't be able to afford what we want. As our coaching staff have returned, the national team can continue their training. We will also try and start the HP camp soon," concluded Durjoy.