BCB asks players to continue with preparations for SL tour

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By Bipin Dani

Officials of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are tightlipped about the upcoming three-Test series between the two teams.

However, the Bangladesh players and the support staff have been asked to continue with their preparations, according to reliable sources.

According to highly placed sources in Dhaka, the BCB is hopeful about sending its team to Sri Lanka.

"All 27 players went through an important COVID-19 test yesterday. The results of these tests will be available after 24 hours," one of the sources close to the team management said.

Nine out of the 27 players have been isolated in the academy.

"These players are not Coronavirus affected but according to their past history having been in contact with the positive cases, they have been isolated for precautionary measures," the source further added.

"Saif Hassan, who was positive, is one among the nine isolated."

"One support staff member, who had not joined the squad, is also isolated," the source further added.

Meanwhile, Daniel Vettori, the Spin Consultant is yet to join the squad in Bangladesh. He may join the touring party in Bangladesh, instead of directly coming to Sri Lanka.

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