The second unofficial ODI of the five-match series between the Bangladesh Emerging Team and the visiting Ireland Wolves is taking place at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today as per the previous schedule.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board officials had to cancel the first ODI after the result of the Covid-19 test of all the players and officials came in the middle of the game on March 5, with Irish pacer Ruhan Pretorius testing positive for the virus.
However, following tests showed that Pretorius, along with all the other players and officials, had tested negative on March 6 which allowed the BCB to continue the series.
"The player in question underwent the covid-19 test and the result came out negative. We have done the test of all the players and officials of both the teams and all tested negative. As everything is under control the series will continue according to the previous schedule," BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury told The Daily Star on Saturday night.
The second match is currently in progress, with the Irish Wolves reaching 83 for no loss in 19 overs after being asked to bat by the home side.
The visiting Ireland Wolves lost the lone four-day game by 23 runs and are scheduled to play the five-match unofficial ODI series where the first ODI got canceled on March 5. The visitors are also scheduled to play two-match unofficial T20I series after the one-day series.