Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) office at Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here, remained closed from Sunday (March 22) to March 31 due to outbreak of deadlys Corona virus in the country and all over the world.
As per direction of BHF President Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, all kinds of hockey activities like hockey match, hockey practices will also be suspended at the hockey stadium during the period, addition to closure of its office at Bangabandhu National Stadium premises.
Hockey Federation also advised their officials and staffs to complete their necessary official job (except emergency) from home through online aiming to prevent the transmission of coronavirus and asked them to take care about the safety of them and their family members.
Meanwhile, International Hockey Federation also advised its member countries to follow the instruction of World Health Organization (WHO) as well as advised the world to take aggressive steps to stop the spread of the virus.
Earlier on Saturday, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced that it will follow the ‘work from home’ policy from Sunday (March 22), aiming to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.
The staff, who are not essential to stay at the office have been advised to work from home.
The BCB also announced that all sort of cricket will be stopped in the country until the next notice. With this step, the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League has been stopped indefinitely.
Before that, BCB had to stop the two-match T20I series between Asia XI and World XI which was scheduled to take place on March 21 and 22 to celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation.
Not just in Bangladesh, but many sports events and sporting authorities have taken these steps around the globe as well.
The World Health Organization (WHO) already announced it as an epidemic and advised the world to take aggressive steps to stop the spread of the virus.