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Coronavirus Update
Country 188
Bangladesh The World
Infected 257,600 19,827,692
Recovered 148,370 12,734,561
Death 3,399 729,985
Source: IEDCR & WHO.

Sikder Group, Bashundhara undertake a new venture - BICL to set up bag plant at Mongla Economic Zone.

Bashundhara Industrial Complex Limited Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir handing over a cheque for up-front payment to PowerPac Economic Zone (Pvt) Ltd Group Director John Haque Sikder as a Land Lease Agreement (LLA) was signed between the two companies at a city hotel on Sunday.

Shakib set for training from September
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib set for training from September

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan is planning to begin preparation ahead of his return to competitive cricket through an intense training camp at the BKSP institute in Bangladesh from September, report agencies. Shakib is serving a one-year ban imposed on him by the ICC after he failed to inform multiple suspicious approaches from a bookmaker named Deepak Agarwal.According to Shakib's mentor Nazmul Abedin, the all-rounder is expected to be in Dhaka (he is in USA with his family) by the end of August and looking to start preparation from September for the second innings of his international career at the very place his cricketing journey began. Incidentally, Shakib had planned to arrange a training program in Leicestershire, UK but the pandemic situation forced him to drop it and choose BKSP instead.Nazmul is one of Shakib's earliest coaches in the sport, having served as the chief coack at BKSP - the only sports institute in the country - when a teenage Shakib enrolled there as a teenager to learn the ropes of cricket. Nazmul, who also worked as BCB's game development manager for many years, recently joined BKSP the cricket advisor and is excited to reunite with one of his blue-eyed students.Although Nazmul is yet to chart an itinerary for his ward, chief in his training agenda is to take help from BKSP's sports science department to have Shakib undertake a physiological test during his stay. "From September, Shakib will start residential training at BKSP and though we are yet to determine the time span of the training phase it can prolong for more...

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