Ireland ‘A’ team visiting Bangladesh has played an unofficial Test match against Tiger Emerging team so far. The first match of the five-match ODI series between the two teams started on Friday. The news of being infected with the corona virus came at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong before half the match was played. That is why the match was declared abandoned in the middle of the day.
As per the rules, the members of Bangladesh Emerging and Ireland Wolves were supposed to test the corona before the start of the game. The teams were only allowed to enter the field as soon as the results came out. But the BCB did not pay any attention to the rules at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The cricketers of the two teams were dropped off before the results came out.
During the 30-over game on Friday, the result actually surprised everyone. Corona positive comes from Irish pacer Rohan Pretoprius. He was rushed to the Radisson Hotel in an ambulance wearing PPE. There he was kept in isolation. The players of both the teams will be tested again on Saturday.
Outbreaks of the corona virus began last year. Which has an impact on the entire cricket field. Many tournaments are suspended or canceled due to this virus. For example, two days ago, Pakistan Super League (PSL) was suspended indefinitely due to corona virus. Bangladesh was no exception. After overcoming that push, the country’s cricket also started playing. They were doing well in the biosphere zone. But today the bad news has come. Ireland Wolves fast bowler Rohan Pretorius has contracted the deadly corona virus. That is why the first one-day match between Bangladesh Emerging Team and Ireland Wolves was abandoned. Concerns have been raised about organizing matches on March 8 and 9.
The match was played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. Just when the game was being played in 30 overs, the news came that one of the Irish team was Covid-19 positive. That is why the match was postponed on an emergency basis and Pretorius was removed from the team. The rest of the two teams will be tested for corona and the next matches will be decided.
The Ireland Wolves decided to field before winning the toss today. Bangladesh lost 4 wickets in 30 overs and scored 122 runs. Pretoria bowled 4 overs and took the wicket of Yasir Ali Rabbi at the cost of 14 runs. But could not finish the match. The game has been postponed due to the news of his corona being attacked. Touhid Hridoy was unbeaten with a maximum of 45 runs for Bangladesh. He played this innings in 4 fours from 61 balls. 31 runs came from the bat of opener Saif Hasan. Shamim Hossain was unbeaten on 22 runs. Besides, Tanjid Hasan scored 10 and Yasir Ali 4 runs. Mark Adair took two wickets.
Schedule of the remaining matches between Bangladesh and Ireland
2nd ODI – March 7, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
3rd ODI – March 9, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
4th ODI – 12 March, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
5th ODI – March 14, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
1st T20 – March 17, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
2nd T20 – March 17, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
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