Samples of national team and under-19 team cricket and coaching staff as well as the staff of Pan Pacific Sonargoan were collected by the BCB. A total of 105 samples were collected. All of them, including pacer Abu Jayed Rahi who tested positive on September 23, have tested negative for Covid-19.
Despite being negative, he is being monitored by the medical team of the BCB. Another test will be conducted in four-five days' time. If his results turn out negative then, he'll be allowed to join the team. He has gone back to his hometown for a few days and will join the team after undergoing the test. As a result, he is set to miss both of the two-day practice matches.
Rahi told TBS, "I have tested negative for Covid-19. I will undergo another test in 4-5 days' time. If I test negative then, I will be able to join the team. I am no longer isolated and can step out of my room."
The cricketers will continue to practice under the bio-secure bubble till October 15. They will play two two-day practice matches in Mirpur. The first match is going to start on Friday. The second game will be held on September 5 and 6.
28 cricketers called up to the under-19 team as well as the coaching staff have tested negative. They reached the BKSP on Wednesday and started training from the next day. As part of the four-week skill camp, they will play five 50-over games on October 17, 18, 22, 24 and 26. The camp will be monitored by the head coach Naveed Nawaz and trainer Richard Stonier.