BCB umpire tests positive for Covid-19 before T20 Cup match
Ali Arman Rajan was appointed as the umpire for the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup tournament. He was supposed to be the reserve umpire today (Saturday) in the match between Gemcon Khulna and Gazi Group Chattogram.
That’s why he did coronavirus test before the match to enter in the bio-secure bubble. But he was tested positive in the test.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) appointed a total of 18 umpires and match referees to manage the Bangabandhu T20 Cup. 6 persons will conduct the responsibility of match referees of the five-team tournament. Besides, 12 have been appointed for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th umpires.
Today, for the first time, Ali Arman got the responsibility of managing the match. He was supposed to be in the role of reserve umpire. However, as he was positive for cornavirus, he was relieved of this responsibility.
Confirming the matter, BCB chief physician Debashis Chowdhury told Bdcrictime, “He [Ali Arman Rajan] has not yet become a part of our bio-secure bubble. He’s tested coronavirus for inclusion in the bio bubble. The result is positive.”
Meanwhile, BCB has already set up an isolation center for extra security even though the entire tournament is in the bio-secure bubble. Arrangements have been made to keep the coronavirus victims in the academy building in Mirpur. However, Debashis said that it has not been decided yet whether Ali Arman will stay there.
“No decision has been taken yet. His result has come positive. Now the rest is his decision. If he wants to be in isolation in our academy building, he can be there,” he said.