Premier batsman Mushfiqur Rahim thanked the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for providing cricketers with the opportunity to start practising. The batsman also wants cricket to return desperately.
"Last four months have been very difficult for us cricketers. But that was something we couldn't control. I want to thank BCB for allowing us to start practising. Last 7-8 days have very relieving for us," the premier batsman said.
"Cricket has returned in some countries but the situation is different here. But I hope it will improve after Eid and we will be able to start practising as a team. It's great to be back in the field after such a long time," Mushfiqur mentioned.
Mushfiqur believes that it's all about adjustment and team practice can be allowed soon: "I wasn't sure initially as the area surrounding Mirpur has been declared red-zone for Covid-19. But the environment in the stadium is excellent and we can start practising together. If not 10-15, four-five players can practice together here. It's all personal and up to the board though."
Mushfiqur feels disappointed not to play cricket, missing out on nunber of hundreds and fifties. He also took the changes made to the rules and regulations due to Covid-19 positively as they are all for the wellbeing of everyone involved.
The 33-year old hopes that cricket will return soon in Bangladesh. "We cannot control these things. But as cricketers, we need to work on our fitness and skills. We have been talking to coaches in order to keep ourselves ready. I desperately want cricket to come back in Bangladesh so that we can play matches," Mushfiqur concluded.