Bengal’s Ranji Trophy preparations suffer a setback after seven members test positive for covid.
Seven Bengal Ranji Trophy players tested positive for COVID-19 just days before the start of the premier domestic tournament.
Seven Bengal Ranji Trophy players have tested positive for COVID-19. Throwing their preparations into disarray just days before the start of the premier domestic tournament.
“With the current pandemic situation in mind, the Cricket Association of Bengal had conducted RTPCR Tests of all Bengal cricketers as a safety measure,” CAB secretary Snehasish Ganguly said late Sunday evening in a statement.
On Sunday, all seven were present at an intra-squad warm-up game. At the Jadavpur University second campus ground in Salt Lake.
Bengal’s Ranji Trophy preparations suffer a setback
As a result, their two-day warm-up game against Prithvi Shaw’s Mumbai at the CCFC stands on Tuesday has been canceled.
It is unclear whether they will participate in the second warm-up game.
The CAB has also decided to halt all current local tournaments and has called for an emergency apex council meeting on Tuesday to review the current COVID-19 situation.
“Until the meeting, keeping in mind the current pandemic situation and the recent upsurge, the CAB has decided to halt all local tournaments currently underway,” CAB president Avishek Dalmiya said in a joint statement with secretary Snehasish.
“The CAB is also taking immediate steps to vaccinate registered players between the ages of 15 and 18.” It added.
According to government data released on Sunday. The city has experienced a 14-fold increase in daily coronavirus infections in West Bengal in just one week.
On Sunday, the state reported 6,153 infections, with Kolkata accounting for 3,194 of them. On December 26, the figures were 544 and 219, respectively.
According to the government bulletin, eight people died from coronavirus on Sunday. After nine died the day before.