Bangladesh Cricket Board director, Khaled Mahmud has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently isolated at home. The 49-year old was in Sri Lanka along with Bangladesh team members during the recently concluded series.
He tested negative in the two tests conducted upon the return from the Island nations. However, recent reports have suggested that the director of BCB has tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. As a result of it, he will miss the upcoming three-match ODI home series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Khaled Mahmud has played for Bangladesh in 12 Tests and 77 ODIs between 1998 and 2006. He has taken 13 wickets in Tests and 67 wickets in ODIs.
The three-match ODI series is scheduled to be held between 23rd and 28th May 2021. The first ODI will be played held on 23rd May, while the second and third ODIs will be played on 25th and 28th May 2021.
The Sri Lankan cricket team arrived in Bangladesh on 16th May 2021. They were put in quarantine for 3 days before starting training. Bangladesh also followed the same protocols upon arrival.
Former skipper, Shakib Al-Hasan and Mustafisur Rahman had undergone 11-day hotel isolation upon returning from India after the IPL 2021 got suspended indefinitely. The duo has been part of Bangladesh’s ODI squad for the upcoming series.
As many as 1504 cases and 26 deaths have been reported in Bangladesh in the last 24 fours. The cases have seen a dip in the nation since early April when the nation had imposed a lockdown due to the second Covid wave.