The Bangladesh Cricket Board has rejected former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and other players' request to resume training at the professional centres amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The BCB has claimed they are still concerned about the safety of players as they mull over a foolproof plan to allow cricketers to indulge in practice sessions.
"Mushfiq communicated with us, he wanted to begin personal training. But we told him that this is not yet safe to do so, he should train at home," BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted as saying by New Age.
The number of COVID-19 infections in the country has exponentially increased over the past few weeks (57,563) whereas the death toll currently stands at 781.
Cricket in Bangladesh was suspended on March 16 with the domestic Dhaka Premier League indefinitely postponed while the national side's one-off ODI and Test against Pakistan in April was also deferred.
It has been reported that Mushfiqur had requested to use the facilities at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur but the ground is under the process of being disinfected by the board.
"Training is important, but players’ safety is more important to us. We are working on disinfecting our facilities. But the job is yet to be completed," said Nizamuddin.
"A few other players wanted to know if they can do individual training. But our message was the same for all. We are working on disinfecting our facilities. But the job is yet to be completed."
Mushfiqur has been involved in charitable initiatives to help those affected the virus lockdown in Bangladesh. His prized bat, which was used to score Bangladesh's first Test double ton, was bought by Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi for $20,000 to raise funds for victims.