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Cricketers receive second dose of coronavirus vaccine

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 21:55, 10 April 2021  
Cricketers receive second dose of coronavirus vaccine

Several national team cricketers received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Taijul, Saif and Rahi took the second dose at Kurmitola General Hospital on Saturday (April 10) afternoon. 

The rest will receive the second dose on Sunday (April 11). 

Earlier, the cricketers were in optional practice at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur

The Bangladesh national cricket team is scheduled to tour to Sri Lanka on April 12, to play two Tests.

Earlier, the BCB said that the cricketers would be given second dose of vaccine before the tour of Sri Lanka. That process started from today.

Earlier, the cricketers took the first dose of the vaccine at the Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital on February 18 and 20 before leaving for New Zealand. Team boys and members of the management were also vaccinated.

The cricketers are getting vaccinated a week before the scheduled time. The time for their vaccination has been brought forward for the tour of Sri Lanka. BCB physician Debashish Chowdhury told risingbd that as per official guidelines, it can be taken within one to three months. We finalised the time of two months. As the team is going on tour, they are being vaccinated in advance.

Mushfiqur, Mahmudullah and several other cricketers did not get the first dose of coronavirus. If they want, they can take the first dose of the vaccine now. They will also be vaccinated with a second dose later. Meanwhile, Mostafizur Rahman is in India to play in the IPL. Though he was vaccinated with the first dose, he does not have the opportunity to be vaccinated with the second dose. The BCB doctor said that the left-arm fast bowler will be able to take the second dose of vaccine after finishing the IPL.

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