All cricketers, coaches, staff test COVID-19 negative...

Dhaka, Wednesday   28 October 2020

All cricketers, coaches, staff test COVID-19 negative

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:42 PM, 1 October 2020   Updated: 05:43 PM, 1 October 2020

Bangladesh Cricket Team

Bangladesh Cricket Team

All of the cricketers, coach and support staff returned negative in the recent COVID-19 test, conducted by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ahead of the Sri Lanka tour.

In earlier tests, Players like Saif Hassan, Abu Jayed Rahi became positive.

“The good news is that we tested a total of 105 people including players, support staff and the staff of hotel Sonargaon where cricketers will stay in a biosecure bubble,” BCB sports physician Dr. Debashis Chowdhury said on Thursday.

“The results of all returned negative. This means that now all the cricketers, coaches, supporting staff and hotel staff of the national team are free from COVID-19. Everyone will be able to join the practice and do what they are advised to do.”

Debashish Chowdhury further said that they got the result of the Corona Test on Wednesday night. So the cricketers were also informed in due time.

After being confirmed about the result, the cricketers checked-in at the hotel this morning and started their practice at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

The BCB also conducted a corona test of the Under-19 players and support staff as they are set to begin a practice session at the BKSP.

Giving good news about the young cricketers, the BCB sports physician said that the results of all the samples of Under-19 were negative which means there is no obstacle to start the activities of young Tigers too.

The practice of the Bangladesh national team is starting from today. This practice session will continue till October 15.

The cricketers will play a two-day warm-up match on October 2-3, a two-day warm-up match on October 5-6 and a three-day warm-up match on October 13-15. They will split into two teams to play the warm-up matches.  

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