A total of eight Afghan cricketers and three support staff have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus ahead of the team’s upcoming three-match ODI series against hosts Bangladesh.
The team is currently not following the protocols of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), as matches are scheduled to begin on February 23. However, as Cricbuzz reports, the board will support those individuals. infected patient from the Afghan camp.
A BCB official recently confirmed that people with mild symptoms will be quarantined. However, they will be referred to the hospital if the symptoms are severe. Crizbuzz quotes him as saying:
” They’re not on our protocols when the series will start Feb. 19. But whatever support they want now, we’ll provide that. If the symptoms are mild, they will be isolated, and if they are not, we will have to send them to the hospital. But for now, they are taking care of their own health. “
The Afghan team of 22 members arrived in Dhaka on 12 February. They then moved to Sylhet a day later, where they began to prepare rubber for more than 50 people.
Afghanistan squad in Bangladesh series
The two ticketing nations will play against each other in five whiteball matches in Bangladesh. The three-match ODI series will kick off on February 23 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. The remaining two matches will be played at the same venue on February 25 and February 28.
The teams will then move to Dhaka, where they will lock horns for two T20Is, scheduled to be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium on March 3 and March 5.
ODI lineup: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah, Rahmanullah Gurbanz (week), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Najibullah Zadran, Shahid Kamal, Ikram Alikhil (week), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin NaibAzmat Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb friend RahmanYamin Ahmadzai, Farid Ahmad Malik
Travel reserve: Qais Ahmad, Salim Safi
T20I lineup: Mohammad Nabi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbanz (week), Hazratullah ZazaiUsman Ghani, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Azmat Omarzai, Sharafuddin AshrafRashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Qais Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Nijat Masood, Farid Ahmad Malik
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