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Bangladesh’s match with Ireland postponed after player infects with Covid-19

 Sports Correspondent

 Published: 03:28 PM, 5 March 2021   Updated: 03:28 PM, 5 March 2021



Ireland Wolves face Bangladesh Emerging Team at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. During the first unofficial ODI match between the two teams, the shocking news was heard. One of the cricketers of the visiting team has been infected with the coronavirus, as a result, the match was then postponed.

Ireland Wolves and Bangladesh Emerging team played in Chattogram on Friday as per the pre-arranged schedule. The Irish decided to field after winning the toss. Bangladesh made 122 runs after losing 4 wickets in 30 overs. Then came the news that a cricketer was infected with Covid-19. 

It is learned that one of the pacers of the visiting team’s XI has been infected with the virus. During the game, the concerned authorities got the result of that player’s COVID test.

The infected pacer’s name is Ruhan Pretorius. He also bowled 4 overs in the match. He took the wicket of Yasir Ali Rabbi who scored 14 runs.

He has already been isolated after getting his COVID-positive results. The match officials later postponed the match as a precaution.

The COVID test will be done again before the 2nd ODI on Sunday. Until then, Ruhan will be kept in isolation. The fate of the ongoing series will depend on the results of the second COVID test.