The ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 contingent of Bangladesh has been hit by Covid-19 as one player and two officials have tested positive for the virus, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed on Thursday, February 3, without revealing the names.
Consequently, all the members contracting Covid-19 gave been isolated and will remain so until eight days following which they will undergo another round of tests to confirm whether they can fly to New Zealand for the marquee event.
“A cricketer and two officials tested corona positive. They are in isolation and after eight days we will again have a test and if they come out negative they will fly to New Zealand,” BCB women’s wing chairman Nadel Chowdhury confirmed to Cricbuzz on Thursday (February 3).
BCB announced the squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 last week on January 28. The board included all the members of the Commonwealth Games Qualifier 2020 in the squad with in addition to Jahanara Alam. Furthermore, the wicketkeeper-batter Nuzhat Tasnia was also included in the squad on Wednesday, February 2, as a travelling reserve as part of a precautionary measure. The 25-year-old is the second travelling reserve player in the squad aside from Shanjida Akther Maghla.
Bangladesh will depart for New Zealand later in the day today for their maiden World Cup campaign. The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 commences on March 4 and will run till April 4. Bangladesh will begin their ICC Women’s World Cup campaign in the eight-team Group Stage against South Africa at University Oval, Dunedin, on March 5.
Bangladesh Women’s squad for the Women’s World Cup 2022: Nigar Sultana Joty (Captain), Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Mst Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Most. Sharmin Akter Supta, Lata Mondol, Sobhana Mostary, Mst Fariha Islam Trisna, Suraiya Azmim, Mst Shanjida Akther Maghla