Shadman tests positive for corona, misses NCL first round

Sports Correspondent

23 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Test opener Shadman Islam missed the first round of the National Cricket League, the country's traditional first-class tournament, after being tested positive for corona.

“I am in isolation at the moment in the hotel and waiting for my third corona report to arrive and if that is negative, I will be able to play (next round),” Shadman told The Daily Sun on Monday.

The left-handed opener missed the second Test against West Indies due to a groin injury and was looking forward to making the most out of the NCL, where he features for Dhaka Metro.

Bangladesh Cricket Board, which failed to stage the NCL last season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, started the 22nd edition on Monday after hosting two domestic tournaments successfully - BCB President's Cup and Bangabandhu T20 Cup – successfully earlier.