CAB President Avishek Dalmiya tested positive for COVID-19
Bengal Cricket Association (CAB) President Avishek Dalmiya tested positive for COVID-19, a day after seven members of his Ranji Trophy team contracted the virus.
Dalmiya, who has reported symptoms, took the test on Monday.
Earlier on Sunday, six cricketers – Sudip Chatterjee, Anustup Majumdar, Kazi Junaid Saifi, Geet Puri, Pradipta Pramanik, Surajit Yadav – and assistant coach Sourasish Lahiri had tested positive for the virus and went into isolation.
“Most of them played in the pre-season match and by the time the reports came back positive they went into isolation. All are asymptomatic,” said a source from the Bengal Cricket Association.
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“Bearing in mind the current pandemic situation, the Cricket Association of Bengal has carried out RTPCR tests on all Bengal cricketers as a safety measure. The results have been released and it has been found that some players have been tested. The CAB is taking all necessary precautions and actions in this regard, âsaid CAB Secretary Snehasish Ganguly.
While the other players have tested negative, the Bengal Ranji Trophy campaign which begins on January 13 has taken a hit.
Bengal is placed in Group B, along with Vidarbha, Rajasthan, Kerala, Haryana and Tripura. The team will play their matches in Bengaluru.