According to the latest report published in a Dhaka based newspaper, “The Business Standard”, three Under-19 cricketers in Bangladesh have been tested positive for the Coronavirus, while 15 others are symptomatic.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Game development manager AEM Kawsar was quoted in the report saying as the players were part of a training camp being held at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) as a part of Junior Asia Cup preparations.
Our medical team told us that there are three Bangladesh players, who were found to be COVID-19 positive: AEM Kawsar
AEM Kawsar said that they have to isolate everyone who has come in contact with the positive tested players. Kawsar has refused to reveal the names of the players who were tested positive.
According to the protocols, they have to isolate everyone who has come in contact with not only the positive tested players but also the ones who are symptomatic, as well as those who practised in the nets with them.
AEM Kawsar told the newspaper, “According to our protocol, we have to isolate everyone who has come into contact with symptomatic persons. There were a few symptomatic cases so we had to isolate their room-mates, as well as those they did nets with.
“Our medical team told us that there are three, who were found to be positive. We cannot reveal the names, but we have isolated them and those who came in contact with them.”
Kawsar said that the Under-19 Asia Cup which was scheduled to be played in the UAE, was postponed because of the pandemic. He confirmed that the camp has now been closed and will resume by next month if the situation improves. Bangladesh won the Under-19 World Cup earlier in the year in South Africa and would have wished to add more silverware to their cabinet.
“We are not running the camp since the Asia Cup has been postponed. In addition, there is a bit of risk now, so we have closed the camp and will only start the camp when things improve in November,” he added.