Mithun, Gibson gives their sample for corona test

DHAKA —National cricketer Mohammad Mithun and fast bowling coach Ottis Gibson on Wednesday gave their sample for the COVID-19 test ahead of the Sri Lanka tour.

Mithun’s sample was not collected with 17 other players on Monday while Gibson reached Dhaka on Tuesday. The result of both of them will be found tomorrow (Thursday).

“Mithun and Gibson gave their sample today. Hopefully their result will be found tomorrow,” said BCB sports physician Dr. Debashis Chowdhury.

A total of 17 players and seven support staff gave their sample on Monday from which national Test opener Saif Hassan and trainer Nick Lee were tested positive. They are currently in 14-day isolation even though they have no visible symptom of coronavirus.

On Tuesday, eight support staff gave their sample but all of them were found negative.

Bangladesh is highly likely to leave the country for Sri Lanka on September 27. After reaching Sri Lanka, they will start their main training programme as they are set to play some practice matches against Bangladesh High Performance (HP) team, who will also stay in Sri Lanka due to their series against Lankan HP team.

The itinerary of the three-match Test series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is yet to be released but according to the BCB, the first Test is on October 24. The first two Tests will be hosted by Kandy while the third and final Test will be held in Colombo.BSS