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All cricketers test corona negative

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Sports Reporter :
All the cricketers of 24-member preliminary ODI squad and 20-member preliminary Test squad have tested negative for coronavirus. The second Covid-19 test will be held today.
The cricketers, ground staff, supporting staff and the staff of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel underwent Covid-19 test and became negative.
Chief Physician of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Dr Debashis Chowdhury said, " The saliva sample of 200 persons were taken for the first test of coronavirus. All of them became negative for Covid-19 test."
He said, " We shall take the sample of saliva tomorrow (Saturday). Those who become negative for coronavirus test, will get permission to enter the bio-secure bubble environment. Before the second coronavirus test all the cricketers of the preliminary squads are requested to take self isolation in their respective house."
The cricketers, who have been selected for the preliminary ODI squad, are : Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Md Mithun, Liton Kumar Das, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Yasir Ali, Naim Sheikh, Taskin Ahmed, Md Al-Amin Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Md Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahmdan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Parvez Hossain Emon, Mahadi Hasan and Rubel Hossain.
The players, who have been chosen for the preliminary Test squad, are : Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Md Mithun, Liton Kumar Das, Yasir Ali, Md Saif Hasan, Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shadman Islam, Nayeem Hasan and Ebadot Hossain.
West Indies Cricket team will arrive in the city on January 10 to play Three ODI matches and two Test matches against the hosts Bangladesh.
The full-fledged coaching camp of Bangladesh is scheduled to be held from January 10.

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