Mahmud tests positive for Covid-19
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director Khaled Mahmud has tested positive for coronavirus and will not be available as the team leader of the Tigers in their upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, informed Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan today.
Mahmud was supposed to join the Bangladesh squad yesterday ahead of their three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting tomorrow. However, the former Bangladesh cricketer is now in isolation at his home following the positive Covid test.
"He [Mahmud] tested positive and is in isolation at his home. As the Sri Lanka series is at home, no one else has been appointed as the team leader as we [BCB] can monitor the team here in Bangladesh. So there should not be any problem regarding the role of the team leader," informed Akram.
Mahmud was the team leader during Bangladesh's two-Test tour of Sri Lanka last month.
Meanwhile, players of both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka received results of their third coronavirus test today and everyone returned negative.
The first of the three-match series will begin tomorrow at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The second and third ODI are scheduled for May 25 and 28 respectively and will be played at the same venue.