SL tour: 11 cricketers in isolation
Published: 07:47 PM, 20 September 2020
Instead of 27, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 27-man squad for the residential camp yesterday, a total of 16 cricketers started practice at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday as 11 cricketers are put in isolation with the suspicion of Covid-19 ahead of the tour of Sri Lanka for three Tests.
The cricketers who are in isolation till September 22 are: Mohammad Mithun, Hasan Mahmud, Naeem Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin and Saif Hassan.
The BCB has confirmed about the isolation matter.
Some of the players, BCB haven’t revealed their names, are showing symptoms despite being negative in the Covid-19 test.
As per the advice of the medical department, BCB decided to keep the cricketers, who came to the contact with who are showing symptoms, in isolation, and they will undergo another test on September 22.
"Out of the 27 cricketers for the Bangladesh team tested on 18 and 19 September 2020, two cases have been identified as ‘borderline negative’ with one of them showing classical Covid-19-like symptoms. As per the Covid-19 management guideline and to maintain Bio-Secure Environment standards, the symptomatic individual along with all the players who have been in close contact with him recently, have been isolated until the next test on 22 September," a BCB statement about the issue reads.
Five of the cricketers who sent to isolation were seen practicing at the academy field this afternoon.