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BCB’s umpire tests positive for coronavirus

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Published: 14:52, 28 November 2020  
BCB’s umpire tests positive for coronavirus

Ali Arman Rajon, reserve umpire of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).

Ali Arman, who was expected to officiate as reserve umpire in both games on Saturday (November 28) in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup sponsored by Walton, left the bio-secure hotel after being tested positive.

Confirming the news, BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury said, “Reserve umpire Ali Arman is now quarantined at his residence after being tested corona positive.”

Arman was due to make his debut in the tournament as back-up to the main umpires for today's game between Gazi Group Chattogram and Gemcon Khulna and also for the following fixture between Fortune Barishal and Minister Group Rajshahi.

All the players and match officials have been placed in the BCB's bio-secure bubble after being tested negative ahead of the tournament apart from the scorers.

Chattogram's young batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who was part of the ICC World Cup winning Under-19 squad, had also tested positive and is yet to recover. He's currently in BCB's isolation center, located on the ground floor of the academy premises.

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