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Bangladesh batsman Shadman Islam tests positive for COVID-19 amid preparations for Sri Lanka tour


Bangladesh cricketer Shadman Islam has tested positive for COVID-19 amid preparations for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour, starting on April 21, which was originally scheduled to be held last year. 

Bangladesh opener Shadman Islam (Twitter/@ICC)

Bangladesh opener Shadman Islam (Twitter/@ICC)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shadman Islam has tested positive for COVID-19 amid SL tour preparations
  • Shadman is in isolation in his hotel room and waiting for a 3rd COVID test report
  • The two-match Test series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh starts on April 21

Bangladesh batsman Shadman Islam has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the much-awaited Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, which was originally scheduled to be held in 2020.

”I am in isolation at the moment in the hotel and waiting for my third corona report to arrive and if that is negative I will be able to play,” Shadman told Cricbuzz on Monday.

The two-match series, which was originally supposed to be a 3-match affair, is all set to be staged in Pallekele starting on April 21. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed the dates for their two-match Test series against Bangladesh in April.

But Shadman returning a positive result has put a halt on the preparations ahead of the team’s departure from Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh team, that will arrive in Sri Lanka on April 12, will miss the services of former captain Shakib Al Hasan who is tied with IPL commitments with the KKR franchise.



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