May 22 (ANI): Dhaka, Bangladesh Khaled Mahmud, a former captain of Bangladesh and the present director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has tested positive for the coronavirus.
ESPNcricinfo reported that the former cricketer from Bangladesh is currently withdrawing at home. In the forthcoming Dhaka Premier League (DPL), which begins on May 31, Mahmud is expected to lead a team.
The former captain of Bangladesh served as team director during their tour of Sri Lanka and was expected to continue in that capacity when the two teams square off in the ODI series starting on Sunday.
Mahmud reportedly tested negative for COVID-19 upon arrival in Bangladesh, but recently tested positive, according to a BCB officer.The first ODI will be played on Sunday, and both teams have begun practising for the series.
In contrast to Najmul Hossain Shanto, who missed the bus for the first two ODIs against Sri Lanka, former captain Shakib Al Hasan has rejoined the team.
On May 28, the three-match ODI Super League series will come to an end. It will take place inside a bio-bubble that extends between the team accommodation and the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
The Sri Lankan team will travel the day after the ODI series is finished on May 28. This will be the third ODI series Bangladesh has played as part of the ICC’s World Cup qualification campaign. After beating West Indies, they are now in sixth place.
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