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Afghan team and support staff test negative for Covid-19 ahead of Bangladesh whiteball series, start training | locust

The Afghan squad and support staff tested negative for Covid-19 after being hit with the virus in their first tests days before their white-ball series against Bangladesh, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said. ) in a press release.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said players and support staff came back negative in the second rapid antigen tests carried out on Wednesday. Several of the members had tested positive a few days ago during their first tests.

“…prior to the start of the ODI series between Afghanistan and Bangladesh, all Afghan players and support staff returned negative results in the second Rapid Antigen Covid-19 tests conducted on Wednesday February 16,” said CDA said in a statement.

“The players self-isolated on February 15 in Sylhet where they are undergoing a week-long training and conditioning camp ahead of the ODI series after several members of the Afghanistan squad tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. morning.”

The series comprising three ODIs and two T20Is is scheduled to start on February 23 at Chattogram.

Afghanistan had to cancel its training session on Tuesday after some members of the tour group tested positive for the virus.

With the confirmation of negative COVID-19 tests, preparations for the Afghan team resumed from Thursday.

“The ACB is monitoring the situation closely and the players alongside management and the coaching staff will remain under the constant supervision of the ACB medical team.”

(With PTI inputs)

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