A match official in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup has been tested positive for COVID-19, said a Bangladesh Cricket Board official on Saturday.
Ali Arman, a former first-class cricketer, was due to make his debut in the tournament by acting as back-up to the main umpires in the Gazi Chattogram-Gemcon Khulna and the Fortune Barishal-Minister Group Rajshahi clashes on Saturday.However, it has to be delayed due to sustaining coronavirus.
“He (Ali Arman) is tested corona positive and as a result, he has left the hotel and likely to be at his home,” BCB chief medical officer Debashish Chowdhury told The Daily Sun.
All the players and match officials have been placed in the BCB’s bio-secure bubble after being tested negative ahead of the tournament apart from the scorers.
Bangladesh’s T20I captain Mahmudullah, Test captain Mominul Haque, along with selector Habibul Bashar recovered from the condition after testing positive earlier in the month.
Chattogram’s young batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who was part of the ICC World Cup winning Under-19 squad, had also tested positive and is yet to recover. He’s currently in BCB's isolation center, located on the ground floor of the academy premises.