Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI To Go Ahead As Planned Despite COVID-19 Scare: Report
According to reports, the first ODI of the three-match series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Dhaka on May 23, which is part of the World Cup Super League, will go ahead as planned despite a COVID-19 scare.
- 1st ODI between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Dhaka will go ahead on May 23
- News of two false positive tests came just 90 minutes before 1st ODI toss
- The three-match ODI series is part of the World Cup Super League
The first ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh set to be played on May 23 will be going ahead as planned. Hours before the match, there was a scare as three members of the Sri Lanka contingent, two players and one coach returned with a positive Covid-19 test report. However, the second RT-PCR Covid report has revealed that two were false positives and now just one player has returned a positive test, hence the match would be going ahead, reported ESPNcricinfo.
News of the two false positive tests came just 90 minutes before the scheduled toss time for the first ODI, in Dhaka.
The three-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is part of the World Cup Super League.
Sri Lanka men's team arrived in Dhaka on May 16, and then the side completed a three-day quarantine ahead of the ODI series against Bangladesh.
After the conclusion of the ODI series on May 28, the Sri Lankan team will depart on the following day. This will be Bangladesh's third ODI series within the ICC's World Cup qualifying campaign.
They are currently in sixth place after defeating West Indies 3-0 at home in January.
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh recently played a two-match Test series, which was won by the former. Sri Lanka had defeated Bangladesh by 209 runs in the second Test, while the first ended in a draw.