Bangladesh's coronavirus patients increased to 10 on Tuesday. On Monday, the Ministry of Youth and Sports postponed every sporting activity in the country until March 31, 2020.
One of the tournaments that have taken the hit is the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier League (BDPL). A total of six matches were completed before the tournament came to a halt on Monday.
Bangladesh's left-handed batsman Soumya Sarkar, who had been featuring for Gazi Group Cricketers in the BDPL, believed that the decision was taken for the greater good and asked the people to stay safe.
"The decision has been taken for the greater good. I hope that the people of our country will stay safe, we will stay safe. Staying safe matters. If we are all well, we will get the chance to play a lot of games. I will work on my fitness in the meantime. The sooner the situation gets better, the sooner we get back on the field," he said.
Soumya was asked if the virus could spread among the players on the field and he replied that he was not the best person to answer that.
"The doctors are better suited to talk about this than me. But it is better to stay safe. I am abiding by the precautions. Many think of their personal security first, that is their personal matter. As a player, I always want to be on the field. A virus threat is going on, the sooner it gets better it is better for all of us," Soumya said.
Soumya also added that in this time he would work on his fitness and the players would continue individual training. He said, "It has only been a day. The club has just told us that a game has been postponed. Personally, we are all working on our fitness and will practice individually. Whenever the play resumes, we will shift our mind to that."
He added, "As the matches are postponed, I will be working on my fitness, not going into absolute rest."
Soumya's side, Gazi Group Cricketers had played their only match of the BDPL on Monday where they lost to Prime Bank Cricket Club by nine runs.