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Five South African cricketers stranded in Bangladesh after Covid-19 tests

Five members of the South Africa Women’s Emerging team have been stranded in Bangladesh after testing positive for coronavirus in Sylhet on Monday (April 12).

Five South African cricketers stranded in Bangladesh after Covid-19 tests

It has been learnt that the players have undergone another round of testing, the results of which will be available later on Tuesday.

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If they return positive, they might have to stay in isolation for 14 days in Dhaka or until they are tested negative for Covid-19.

Shafiul Alam Nadel, the women’s wing chairman of BCB, confirmed the matter on Tuesday. “The five in isolation will be tested again and if the results are negative, we will send them back home at the earliest possible time,” he said.

According to reports by AFP, team manager Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo and players Sinalo Jafta, Leah Jones, Nobulumko Baneti and Robyn Searle have been left behind.

Seventeen other members of the South Africa Emerging team, however, left Bangladesh late Monday, before the country imposed a ban on international flights over a surge in new Covid-19 cases.

The South Africa Women’s Emerging team played four one-day matches against their Bangladeshi counterparts from April 4 at Sylhet’s International Cricket Stadium where they lost the series 4-0.

Their fifth match of the series was due to be played on Tuesday in Sylhet, but they had to cut short the tour because of the impending flight ban in Bangladesh. They had arrived in Bangladesh on March 29.

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