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01:24 PM, March 05, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:28 PM, March 05, 2021

Emerging team’s match postponed after player tests Covid-19 positive

The first one-dayer between Emerging team and Ireland Wolves has been postponed after one of the players' coronavirus test returned positive.

Emerging team are playing a multi-format series against the Ireland Wolves and had won the lone four-day match at Chattogram's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium by an innings and 23 runs on February 28.

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The first one-dayer was being played today and Bangladesh Emerging Team were batting at 122 for four in 30 overs before the match was halted.

Apparently, two tests were done yesterday and while one set of results showed everyone as having tested negative, the other set of results, which arrived this morning with the match already having gotten underway, showed one Irish player as having tested positive for the virus.

"Everyone was tested twice yesterday and everyone tested negative but this morning another set of results showed that one person has returned coronavirus positive," a BCB official seeking anonymity, told The Daily Star.

"As a precautionary measure, the BCB has postponed the match. Since there is confusion over the positive test, the match will stay postponed. Due to the nature of the incident, there is yet to be a press release to confirm what happened but a press release will be given when the test results are verified," he added.

The five one-dayers were scheduled from March 5 till 15 before two T20s on March 17 and 18. According to the BCB source, the board are planning to go ahead with the original schedule as planned.

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