The first One-Day International between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, scheduled for May 23, will be played as scheduled. There was a scare just hours before the match when three Sri Lankans, two players, and one coach, returned with a positive Covid-19 test result. However, the second RT-PCR Covid study showed that two of the positive tests were false positives, and now only one player has returned a positive result, ESPNcricinfo confirmed.
The two false positive tests were discovered just 90 minutes before the first ODI’s scheduled toss period in Dhaka.
The World Cup Super League includes a three-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The Sri Lankan men’s team arrived in Dhaka on May 16 and went through a three-day quarantine period before the ODI series against Bangladesh.
The Sri Lankan team will leave the next day after the ODI series concludes on May 28. Bangladesh will play their third ODI series as part of the ICC’s World Cup qualification campaign.
After beating West Indies 3-0 at home in January, they are currently in sixth place.
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh recently competed in a two-match Test series, with the former winning both games. The second Test resulted in a 209-run victory for Sri Lanka, after the first Test ended in a tie.