Walton midfielder Abdul Majid has tested positive for coronavirus before the start of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL). However, Majid was not allowed to play according to the protocol of the tournament in the end despite the negative test in the rapid test conducted by the franchise.
Last night, the BCB collected samples for corona testing of central cricketers. Majid tested positive before the match against BCB North at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, Walton reported. According to the franchise, ‘Majid was healthy and fit. (However) at the last minute the matter became difficult for the team as it was a Corona Test. ‘
However, according to tournament protocol, if there is a risk or symptom of coronavirus, the person will be excluded from the squad. And if someone comes back positive in the sample test, he has to stay in isolation for 10 days. However, if there are no symptoms between the seventh and tenth days, he can join the team. As a result, in the case of Majid, the seventh day, i.e. next 16th December will have to be spent without any symptoms to play in the next round. The second round will start from December 19.
For now, losing Majid is a big blow for the midfield. The experienced batsman of Bangladesh domestic cricket was also the third highest run-getter in this year’s national league. He scored 521 runs in 8 matches at an average of 43.21.
Occasionally a season of BCL was not held due to coronavirus. Today, the first class A league based on franchise has started again. Four teams have met at two different venues.
Islami Bank East is playing against BCB South at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi. Southern is winning the toss and batting there. Walton Central is fielding after winning the toss against BCB Northern in Chittagong.
At the end of the single round league, the top two teams will play in the final. The five-day final will start on January 2 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
BCL matches can be seen on BCB’s YouTube channel.