Bangladesh national team are set to play a three-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting from the end of October. Ahead of that, the cricketers and the support staff will be tested for Covid-19 several times by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to ensure their safety.
As a part of that process, the first phase of the Covid-19 testing will be completed on Monday, September 7, BCB informed.
"As part of the BCB's Coronavirus management plan and to ensure player safety for training sessions leading up to the forthcoming Tour of Sri Lanka, sample for Covid-19 test will be collected from National Team players and probables and relevant support personnel tomorrow (Monday, 07 September 2020)," BCB's media official informed.
The cricketers had started their individual training session in July and have continued to do so throughout the country except for Dhaka. As a trainer tested Covid-19 positive, the individual training at Dhaka was halted for safety measures.
But that too is now behind as the training will be back on track on September 9, 2020, once the Covid-19 test results are out.
"Individual training at SBNCS, Dhaka scheduled to resume on 09 September 2020," read BCB's media official's message.
Bangladesh team will travel to Sri Lanka on September 27, 2020, and go through a 14-day quarantine phase before moving on to training and practice matches before the first Test kicks off at Kandy on October 24.