Domestic first-class cricket has resumed in Bangladesh after a very long hiatus, much to the delight of the cricketers. Shadman Islam was no different but the delight was momentary for him as he couldn't take part in the first round of the National Cricket League (NCL). The southpaw has tested positive for Covid-19.
He underwent Covid-19 screening on Friday in which he tested positive. Shadman was screened for the second time on Sunday but the result has been delayed. So the Dhaka Metro management didn't take a risk and decided not to consider him for selection.
Many cricketers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of the NCL. Shadman didn't take it and for now, he is waiting for the second Covid test result. The opening batsman hopes that he will test negative and be able to play the second round of the tournament.
Shadman told The Business Standard, "The report is taking a little longer to arrive. I hope I'll test negative in the second screening and play the second round. It's important for me ahead of the Sri Lanka tour. I hope there won't be any problem."