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04:30 PM, April 18, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:33 PM, April 18, 2021

Four women footballers test Covid-positive

Four footballers of the national women's team have tested positive at the Bangladesh Football Federation residential camp.

Krishna Rani Sarkar, Monica Chakma, Rituporna Chakma and Nilufa Yasmin Nila -- the four Covid-positive players -- are currently in isolation at the BFF camp. 

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All four of them played for Bashundhara Kings in the Women's Football League, which was suspended on April 5 in the wake of the first weeklong nationwide lockdown. They stayed in the Bashundhara camp during the league but as soon as the league was suspended, all the players returned to the BFF camp.

As part of routine tests on April 12, the four players tested positive and have since been isolated. 

National women's team coach Golam Rabbani Choton informed media that all four of them are faring well and are getting regular treatment. 

With the league suspended, the women's team is gearing to start preparation for international fixtures. The team has not played any international matches since March, 2019 but they might have an opportunity to play again at the international stage later this year, with Nepal supposed to host a three-nation tournament also involving Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan. 


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