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Shakib Al Hasan tests positive for Covid-19, meaning he will miss the first Test against Sri Lanka

Shakib Al Hasan, a Bangladesh all-rounder, tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the first Test against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old returned from the United States on May 9 but was unable to join the squad in Chattogram. He will be quarantined for the next five days. It will be a significant loss for the home team since he brings a lot to the team in terms of both batting and bowling.

The first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka begins on May 15th in Chattogram, with the second and final Test beginning on May 23rd in Dhaka. Both tests will be part of the World Test Championship 2021-23, with some important points to be won.

Meanwhile, Jalal Yunus, the operation head of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, announced that Shakib will miss the first of two Tests against Sri Lanka. Shakib had already missed the New Zealand Test tour owing to personal circumstances, and during the South Africa tour, he had to return home after the ODIs due to family health difficulties. He is a crucial member of the squad, and Bangladesh has always looked to him as a match-winner across all formats.

Bangladesh has already lost Mehidy Hasan Miraz for the first Test when he was hurt in the Dhaka Premier League, and Taskin Ahmed is still recovering from a shoulder ailment.