Bangladesh Cricket Board all set to induct a sports psychologist into setup

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Bangladesh Cricket Board is planning to include a sport psychologist in their national set-up and High Performance unit in the coming days, BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury confirmed toCricbuzzon Saturday (July 11).

A BCB official said that they would assess the development of the Bangladesh Women and Under-19 side in the coming days as they would be having sessions with Ali Khan, a Bangladesh-born Canadian sports psychologist, who has worked previously with Bangladesh’s national cricketers on two occasions.

BCB game development and women’s wing chairman on Saturday approved the proposal of appointing a sports psychologist after it was tabled by the BCB’s medical team recently for players of their respective wings.

“We have got the approval today by BCB game development and women’s wing and it has been decided that we will bring the under-19s and Women’s sides under the purview of these psychologists as soon as possible,” Chowdhury said.

“And we have plans in the future to gradually bring High Performance and the national team under the purview of these sessions. But we’re taking a look at how these work on a test basis. While our primary discussion with him [Ali] is over and he said that he wanted three to five sessions, we had to discuss some more of these technical issues with him. We want to do this in three sessions and if someone needs a separate special session, we will arrange a separate special session for them.”

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