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Five stranded SA Emerging members in Dhaka fly back home

  • Published at 07:28 pm April 13th, 2021
The South Africa women's emerging team before boarding their flight back home

The team left early Tuesday morning leaving the five members in isolation in a Dhaka hotel and waiting for another test in the capital, which revealed that none of the members contracted the novel coronavirus

The five South Africa women’s emerging team members took flight back home from Dhaka Tuesday evening after Covid-19 test conducted in the capital revealed that the tourists are free of the virus.

South Africa women’s emerging team left Bangladesh in a hurry, with a game to spare in the series, due to the countrywide lockdown and suspension of both international and domestic flights from Wednesday due to upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the country.

Immediate arrangements were made by Bangladesh Cricket Board to send the tourists back home, and mandatory Covid-19 test to board international flight revealed that the five members of the team contracted the virus. 

The team left early Tuesday morning leaving the five members in isolation in a Dhaka hotel and waiting for another test in the capital, which showed that none of the quintet contracted the novel coronavirus.

“The test results from Osmani Medical College (Monday) were wrong, it showed false positive. The five members underwent test in Dhaka (Tuesday) and all of them have tested negative. They are taking a flight back home at 6pm (Tuesday),” said BCB women’s wing chairman Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel to the media Tuesday.

South Africa women’s emerging cricket team has played an one-day match series against Bangladesh women emerging team in recent weeks at Sylhet’s International Cricket Stadium where they lost the series 4-0

Posted by Sports Tribune on Tuesday, 13 April 2021

The fifth and final one-day match between hosts Bangladesh emerging women’s team and visitors South Africa women’s emerging side got cancelled Sunday due to impending flight restrictions in the country.

The game that was scheduled to take place Tuesday at Sylhet International Stadium got conceded through a mutual decision between BCB and Cricket South Africa.

Bangladesh logged another 69 deaths and 6,028 new cases over the last 24 hours till Tuesday.

With the new deaths and cases, the current death toll stands at 9,891, and the total number of infections at 697,985.

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