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Three cricketers, official test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Bengal T20 Challenge

Apart from Abhishek Raman and Writtick Chatterjee of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan respectively, Dip Chatterjee of Calcutta Customs and anti-corruption official Partha Pratim Sen returned positive.

eden gardensEden Gardens will host the third T20I. (File)

Three cricketers, including Abhishek Raman and Writtick Chatterjee of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, on Friday tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Bengal T20 Challenge beginning on November 24.

Apart from Raman and Writtick, Dip Chatterjee of Calcutta Customs and anti-corruption official Partha Pratim Sen returned positive.

Six clubs, including heavyweights Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, will compete in the November 24-December 10 tournament which will be held in a strict bio-bubble to mark the return of cricket to Eden Gardens after the COVID-19 lockdown.

“A total of 142 persons had been tested one day prior to checking into the hotel for COVID-19 and four have returned positive,” CAB said in a media statement.

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“They have been referred to the CAB medical team for treatment,” it added.

The tournament will see a total of 33 matches and the teams have picked 48 players along with 24 standbyes.

First published on: 20-11-2020 at 22:40 IST
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