Chairman of the High-Performance Committee Naimur Rahman Durjoy bemoaned the fact that Bangladesh’s cricketing infrastructure is still missing in a few elements, pointing out the problems that this presents especially during the rainy season. He said that this is especially problematic because Bangladesh has a tropical climate.
The former captain of Bangladesh brought out the difficulties that players encounter during the rainy season as a result of the lack of indoor training facilities available to them. The HP program is compelled to complete its entirety during that season of uncertainty since it is doubled with a jam-packed schedule owing to other domestic contests.
“I still have the feeling that I haven’t been able to achieve everything from the Bangladeshi standpoint since we have a few deficiencies infrastructure-wise like grounds, indoor, and gym. During the wet season, we have a lot of extra work and trouble to do. In a similar vein, we are required to continue operating the HP program even though it is monsoon season, as Durjoy said to the media yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
Because the players have to compete in the national league, domestic cricket, the BPL, and the DPL, they are kept quite busy. When certain periods come around, we are unable to perform those programs, and in particular, we are unable to conduct skill training at that time. As a result, we are going to have to carry out such activities throughout the wet season. This is one of the reasons why we need to make enhancements to our infrastructure, particularly with regard to indoor spaces and fitness centers,” he added.
In the meantime, the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium yesterday welcomed the visit of David Hemp, who was recently appointed to the position of head coach for the HP cricket team.
Hemp informed the reporters that the position is “really important” in terms of the growth of players in the Bangladesh cricket community. “It is a really important role,”
“We are trying to help players achieve their goal, which is, in essence, to play for the Bangladesh national side,” said the manager. We provide the environment for players to acquire new skills, advance their development, and advance to the A team or higher level of competition. The former Bermudian cricketer said, “From there, they have the opportunity to move up into the main national side.”
Starting on June 24, Hemp will be in charge of HP’s new program, which will be carried out in three phases across three cities: Dhaka, Bogura, and Rajshahi. Hemp’s first task will include him taking responsibility of HP’s new program. The SBNCS has good indoor facilities and a gym, but the locations in Rajshahi and Bogura only have rudimentary facilities, therefore the training sessions at those venues would have to be canceled if it rained. The SBNCS has appropriate indoor facilities.