BCB launches ‘Covid-19 Wellness’ app for players

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced through a media release on Thursday that they have launched an app to monitor the health and mental well-being of players during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury mentioned that the ‘Covid-19 Wellness’ app has been launched with the aim of bringing the players under one umbrella during this crisis.

“This app will help the players maintain their fitness and for the board to keep their records and track of their fitness and health status. This is basically to bring the players under one umbrella and the BCB has introduced it primarily for the contracted players (Men, women and Under-19 team). But we plan to add more players,” informed Nizamuddin to The Daily Star. 

The BCB mentioned in their press release that the app has been customised using the EDGE10 sports analytics software to track individual players on a daily basis.

BCB’s Manager Management Information System (MIS) Nasir Ahmed said that the players can use the app through any smartphone and that it will help the BCB to stay updated on the players’ daily health status.

“The players will be expected to respond to a number of questions related to COVID-19 symptoms and behavioral patterns each day. The queries have been set in conjunction with the BCB’s Medical Team which will monitor the comprehensive data over a certain period of time for risk indication and separate players if needed based on the information.

“We have prepared this app in consideration of the unusual situation we find ourselves in due to the spread of the coronavirus. Players have already started putting their inputs. We also have resumption of training in mind as sooner or later we have to get the cricketers back on the field. The COVID-19 WELLNESS app will be a very useful tool for ensuring safety and health of the cricketers and relevant personnel.

“As this is a centrally controlled system, therefore the  information gathered will facilitate quick response to emergency. It will help us in access control of players for practice, contact tracing, medical attention for suspected cases or even isolation and treatment if necessary. The feedback from players will be analysed by the app and listed under red, orange and green categories in line with risk assessment. Access to training will be determined accordingly. Designated officials of the BCB will receive an immediate notification via sms whenever there is a red outcome,” Nasir was quoted as saying in the press release.


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