As the Coronavirus-led pandemic has forced people to avoid massive social gatherings, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) came up with a clever idea for conducting cricket trials to recruit fresh blood to the team. consistent with recent reports, the BCB is now taking trials of aspiring cricketers over the favored messaging app, WhatsApp to scale back social contact between players and coaches.
the BCB recently ordered for the creation of three official WhatsApp groups for taking trials of the longer term cricketers. Each of those three groups is for players of a particular age bracket . So, the three groups will entertain the players who are under-14, 16, and 18.
Now, there are WhatsApp groups for every of the 64 districts and eight divisions of the country. Also, there are further divided into eight more sets of groups for the zones of the Dhaka metropolis area.
So, with of these groups survive WhatsApp, interested players are going to be ready to send their trial videos to the groups, consistent with the reports. Regional coaches will then assess and analyze these videos to churn out 35-40 players from the vast number of cricket aspirants.
“They (players) are asked to send their video to the respective district and divisional coaches’ WhatsApp number. thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, that’s how BCB goes to launch their talent hunt this year,” a Bangladeshi source informed about the matter told IANS.
After the choice of the initial participants from their respective videos, the chosen players will then need to leave for a correct in-person trial on the grounds. And from this stage, the players will get the prospect to hitch and train with their district or division teams, which usually contains 15 players.