Bangladesh player shows 'classical Covid-like symptoms', isolated from training camp

The Bangladesh camp has suffered due to recent Covid-19 tests BCB

A Bangladesh men's player, who was among the 27 to participate in the skill-training camp ahead of the Sri Lanka tour, has been isolated after showing "classical Covid-like symptoms", according to the BCB. Those who came in close contact with him have also been isolated, following the latest Covid-19 tests conducted by the board ahead of the camp that began in Dhaka on Sunday. Their next set of tests will be on September 22.

The BCB said two players were identified as "borderline negative" in the tests conducted on September 18 and 19, including the one with Covid-19-like symptoms. The players in question did not participate in the camp.

"Out of the 27 cricketers for the Bangladesh team skill camp tested on September 18 and 19, two cases have been identified as 'borderline negative' with one of them showing classical Covid-19-like symptoms," the BCB said in a statement. "As per the Covid-19 management guideline and to maintain Bio-Secure Environment standards, the symptomatic individual along with all the players who have been in close contact with him recently, have been isolated until the next test on September 22."

The BCB, however, didn't say what would happen to the other player who it called "borderline negative".

Saif Hassan, too, is scheduled to be tested for a third time, on September 22. Hassan is currently quarantined at home after two recent positive results, although he is part of the 27-man training squad. These players have been isolating at a city hotel, from where they are expected to go to Mirpur every day for the next six days, starting Sunday.