Shakib tests COVID negative, in contention to play first Test against Sri Lanka
Earlier, Shakib had returned to the country due to the illness of his family members, leaving the tour of South Africa unfinished.
Khan Mutasim Billah LifeEditor
Bangladesh national team star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has turned negative in RT-PCR tests. As a result, he can take part in the first match of the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. Although no final decision has been made yet on his participation.
Although the Bangladesh team moved to Chittagong, Shakib was staying in the United States, so he was supposed to join the team in Chattogram a little later. But after returning to the country, the result of the coronavirus sample test was positive. The board then informed that Shakib was in isolation and dropped out of the first Test.
Earlier, Shakib had returned to the country due to the illness of his family members, leaving the tour of South Africa unfinished. He then flew to the United States. He also played some matches for Legends of Rupganj in Dhaka Premier League (DPL) after returning from the USA. Then he ran back again to his family in the United States.
Shakib was in the squad for the first match of the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. As a result, he returned to the country to play this series. After returning to the country on Sunday, he was tested twice. And he has been identified as positive twice.
However, this time the result of Shakib's sample test is negative. National team director Khaled Mahmud Sujon told to BDCricTime, "If Shakib is fit, he will play definitely."
The team management is also happy with the news of Shakib being negative. National team chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu said, “I have heard that Shakib’s coronavirus test result is negative now. Management has also discussed it. Everything will be fixed by talking to Shakib. If he can play, it is definitely good for the team.”