The government imposed holiday of all educational institution didn’t stop Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan from training their budding cricketers, as their cricket department was continuing their activities through online classes.
As a residential academic and training institution, BKSP as per government order, vacated their campuses and presently all their students were on leave and mostly passing idle times, except the future cricketers.
The students who were enrolled in cricket department, from class 8 to class 12, were now attending online classes to maintain their physical and mental fitness.
‘In an athlete, we see 5 motor-qualities which are Co-ordination, Endurance, Flexibility, Speed and Strength. With regular exercise and training, they can maintain the level of their physical and mental fitness,’ BKSP’s deputy director in-charge and cricket coach Motiur Rahman told New Age.
Rahman said that almost 300 students, including boys and girls of all the BKSPs of the country; were divided into sub groups of roughly 20 members according to their age and one coach was assigned for each group.
‘The coaches are giving them instructions, taking classes through Zoom meeting. The students are recording the video of their trainings and sending it to their coaches. A database is maintained to measure their developments. We want to keep them active.’
Nazmul Abedin Fahim, who is presently working as cricket advisor for BKSP, informed that the coaches were also attending online classes as part of their development program.
‘Our coaches are also attending virtual classes where many foreign coaches are appearing as instructors. Richard Mackins, Ross Turner and many others appeared,’ Fahim said.
Fahim, who is the mentor of many national cricketers, said that former BKSP cricketers were in regular touch with him and sometimes they also appeared in these online tutorial sessions.
‘Liton [Das], Soumya [Sarkar], Bijoy [Anamul Haque] they often join the zoom sessions with the cricketers. Akbar [Ali] and others from U-19 team also joined us; they talk to young cricketers and guide them.’
On Thursday, Sakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, both former BKSP students, were set to join the Zoom class with present students to motivate the young cricketers, said Rahman.
‘Sakib and Mushfiq, both are from BKSP. They will join the Zoom meeting so that the present students can get motivation. We will also try to learn about the things they found difficult in their BKSP student life and needs correction.’
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