Two members of the Bangladeshi women's team tested positive for COVID-19


The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Monday (December 6) that the women's national team's isolation had been extended as two members of the team tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Zimbabwe after participating in the ICC Women's World Cup in 2022 Qualification.

Members of the women's team had to go through quarantine after the Bangladeshi government imposed new rules on travelers from the African nation in which several cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 were detected last week.

“The team members who shared the same room had negative results on the two tests carried out in Dhaka on December 1st and 3rd. However, the report of a third PCR test dated December 6th showed that both were Covid-19 positive, ”BCB said in a statement.

“Therefore, the mandatory isolation of the team, which ended on Monday, December 6, 2021, has been extended in accordance with the BCB's Covid-19 Management Protocol. Team members will undergo further testing and evaluation "during extended isolation," it added.

The women's team was due to leave the team hotel on Monday after completing their mandatory five-day quarantine after arriving from Zimbabwe.

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The squad members should be released from quarantine themselves on Monday, after which they should meet the BCB President as part of their celebrations for qualifying for the World Cup. The program had to be canceled due to the positive cases.

The team was retested on their return to Dhaka on December 1 and two days later, all with negative results, according to a BCB media release. However, the tests on December 6th gave the two positive results.

The women's World Cup qualification was canceled in the middle of it because the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was discovered in southern Africa.