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27 March, 2020 09:37:56 AM

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Foreign coach of Brothers feels safe in Bangladesh

A long break in BPL may harm players’ fitness
M ANWAR ULLAH, Dhaka
Foreign coach of Brothers feels safe in Bangladesh
Brothers Union coach Reza Parkas

Iran-born German citizen Reza Parkas, head coach of Brothers Union, feels quite safe in Dhaka as the coronavirus situation here is better than in many other countries.


 
In an exclusive interview with The Independent on Wednesday morning, Reza, who took charge of Brothers Union this season, described the current situation amid the coronavirus scare.“I feel safe here. I am currently staying at home.

I think the coronavirus situation in Bangladesh is better than in many other countries,” he said.

Reza left his wife and two daughters in Dusseldorf, Germany, when he came to Bangladesh. Now, the situation in Germany is worse than in Bangladesh. In Germany, 32,991 have already been infected and 159 have died, while 39 have been affected and five have died in Bangladesh till the time of writing this report.

“Germany's condition is worse than that of Bangladesh. Even in Iran, 24,811 people have been infected and 1,934 have died. Psychologically, the staggering statistics makes you a bit edgy,” Reza said.

“People are not out on the streets from Tuesday. Everybody is being careful about the lethal virus. Players used to come to me, but I didn’t allow them to shake hands. The virus cannot be taken lightly,” he also said.

“I was born in Abadan, a southern city of Iran, where some of my family members still live in. Yes, I am worried about them. But I have been living in Germany for the last 30 years. I am also a citizen of Germany," he noted.

“I am regularly talking to my wife and daughters two to three times daily. Thankfully, they are all right and hence I am a bit relaxed. You know, everything has already been closed in Germany. My daughters are also staying at home as their school and university are now closed,” he added.

Reza said his players were released 10 days earlier due to the coronavirus threat. “Clubs released the players 10 days ago. Nothing is more important than life. Winning the cup is not more important than being alive. It's the right decision, though some of the clubs ran their camps till early this week,” he added.

The League Committee of the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has already announced the postponement of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for an indefinite period.

The coach, however, was not certain about the fitness of the players because of the long break. “Yes, it would be difficult for the players to get back to full fitness after a long break. But I gave them some guidelines for keeping fit. I told them to do some stretching and exercises regularly," Reza said.

“If they follow the guidelines and return to the camp with at least 30–40 per cent fitness, I think it will be enough. I will make them fully fit again within a short time,” he added.

 

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