BCB’s chief physician says he had subsequently tested negative ahead of tournament opener, so Covid-19 cannot be behind him missing the game
However, BCB chief physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury has said Nurul must have been kept out from the game for reasons other than Covid-19, as he had recovered and returned two negative tests, including on the morning of the match.
Nurul will be tested again tomorrow. “We tested Nurul Hasan thrice,” Chowdhury said. “He was positive in the first test, and then returned negative results in the next two tests. There’s no problem from our side, so he must be missing the match due to some other reason.”
Barishal are the first team to make public details of the positive Covid-19 cases in their squad; the other franchises and the BCB have thus far remained tight-lipped about number of positive cases.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84