Bangladesh U-19 cricketer exams constructive for COVID-19

Dhaka, August 20

A Bangladeshi under-19 cricketer, Iftekhar Hossain, has examined constructive for COVID-19 and shall be in isolation for per week, in response to a report.

The report said that Hossain returned constructive throughout the second batch of exams on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium’s academy constructing on Monday.

He was amongst 15 cricketers examined by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) forward of their month-long camp which begins on Sunday.

“We have had one positive case, and his name is Iftekhar Hossain. He will now be in isolation under the BCB’s medical protocol. He is healthy but he is being closely monitored,” BCB’s sport growth supervisor MA Kaysar stated.

“We will present him with every thing throughout his isolation and the following plan of action shall be determined by the BCB’s medical staff,” stated Kaysar.  

“The first batch of 15 players arrived at the academy on August 15, were tested the following day, and when all were found negative, were sent to BKSP, the sports institute situated 36km from Mirpur. The same plan was followed for the second batch, except Hossain.”

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza had earlier examined constructive for the lethal virus earlier than recovering utterly. PTI 

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