Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Hasan examined constructive for Covid-19 on Tuesday and was dominated out of this week’s first Take a look at in opposition to Sri Lanka, the nation’s cricket authorities mentioned.
Shakib returned from the USA on Tuesday and underwent a PCR and a fast antigen take a look at as a prerequisite for becoming a member of the crew forward of the sequence.
“Each assessments have returned constructive outcomes. He’ll now get well in self isolation and will probably be re-tested sooner or later. He has been dominated out of the primary Take a look at,” the Bangladesh Cricket Board mentioned in a press release.
Sri Lanka’s cricket crew is already in Bangladesh for the two-Take a look at sequence, starting on the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong Might 15.
The second Take a look at will probably be held in Dhaka from Might 23 to 27.
Shakib additionally missed Bangladesh’s earlier Take a look at sequence in opposition to South Africa as a result of a household emergency.
Shakib was supposed to hitch the Bangladesh Take a look at squad on Wednesday, two days after the gamers began coaching in Chattogram on Monday.
Shakib’s unavailability is a significant blow to the house facet who’re already with out Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taskin Ahmed, who weren’t picked up within the squad as a result of accidents.
Bangladesh had earlier named all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain as cowl for the injured Mehidy.
Shoriful Islam is within the Take a look at squad however his participation is topic to a health take a look at forward of the sport.
It’s the fifth Take a look at that Shakib will miss since enjoying one in opposition to Pakistan again in December final yr. He skipped the New Zealand sequence as a result of private causes after which needed to miss the matches in opposition to South Africa as a result of sickness in his household.
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