Three Bangladesh Under-19 players test positive for Covid-19

Fifteen others from a training camp held in BKSP are symptomatic

Mohammad Isam
Mohammad Isam
Iftekhar Hossain was among the 15 cricketers who were tested for the virus ahead of their  camp in BKSP

Anisur Rahman

Three Bangladesh Under-19 cricketers have tested positive for Covid-19, while 15 others from a training camp held in BKSP are symptomatic, according to the BCB's game development manager AEM Kawser. The training camp was being held to help the team prepare for the Under-19 Asia Cup, originally scheduled to be held in the UAE next month. The camp has now been closed and could be held again only next month after further tests.
"According to our protocol, we have to isolate everyone who has come into contact with the symptomatic person," Kawser told the Dhaka-based The Business Standard. "There were a few symptomatic cases so we had to isolate their room-mates, as well as those they did nets with. Our medical team told us that there are three who were found to be positive. We cannot reveal the names, but we have isolated them and those who came in contact with them."
Kawser said that since the Under-19 Asia Cup has been postponed, they are not in a hurry to restart the camp.
"We are not running the camp since the Asia Cup has been postponed. In addition there is a bit of risk now, so we have closed the camp and will only start the camp when things improve in November," he said.
The camp had begun on October 1, featuring the 28 cricketers who were selected in the preliminary squad for the U-19 Asia Cup.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84