Srinagar, December 18: Bangladesh cricket team has been asked to undergo another quarantine by New Zealand ‘s health ministry
after their spin bowling consultant Rangana Herath tested positive for COVID-19.
The squad members that took part in the practice session on Thursday have been asked to quarantine for three more days. Prior to the new case, eight members of Bangladesh’s contingent were already in isolation.
Speaking about Herath’s health, Bangladesh team manager Nafees Iqbal was quoted as saying that the 43-year-old is recovering gradually.
“Herath is fine now and he is recovering gradually. Our team is in contact with him on a regular basis and hopefully, we will get him soon with us,” he said.
“This means that the scheduled intra-squad practice match which was scheduled to begin on December 22 might be changed. However, Before the Test series between the two sides, the visitors are expected to play a two-day practice match against New Zealand A from December 28, and that is highly unlikely to change,” Nafees was quoted further as saying.
“We were permitted to practice yesterday (December 16) but today we were forced to cancel our practice as per orders from New Zealand Government. “We have done three Covid tests so far and there is still one to go and we will get released if everyone gets negative results in the next test on the ninth day of the quarantine,” concluded Nafees Iqbal.