63 tested for COVID-19 at CAB, Shreyan, Mukesh test positive

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The Cricket Association of Bengal today held a Covid 19 Test Camp where 63 persons
The Cricket Association of Bengal today held a Covid 19 Test Camp where 63 persons

63 tested for Covid at CAB, Shreyan, Mukesh test positive

The Cricket Association of Bengal today held a Covid 19 Test Camp where 63 persons, including 21 senior Bengal cricketers and 16 women cricketers, were tested maintaining strict Covid protocols.

After obtaining the NOC from all relevant departments of the government the CAB today conducted the camp following the approved SOPs in letter and spirit under the supervision of a dedicated task force.

“CAB today conducted Corona Test on 63 persons who will be directly and indirectly involved as the association gets ready to begin it’s staggered gym sessions at the indoor facility within the Eden Gardens premises. The entire process was undertaken under diligent supervision of association Vice-president Naresh Ojha, who is the chairperson of the Covid Task Force created for this purpose,” said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.

Incidentally Shreyan Chakraborty and Mukesh Kumar tested positive during the drive.

“Today we tested 63 people that included 37 cricketers, other than the coaching team, physios, house keeping boys, security staff and Dr Ujjal Banerjee, who is also a grade one umpire. He has been appointed as a doctor for the camp,” said Mr Naresh Ojha, who personally saw to it that the process was completed smoothly.

Joint Secretary Debabrata Das, who was present on the occasion, said: “The process began at 11.30 in the morning and finished around 3pm. First the women cricketers were tested, followed by male cricketers and then the coaching staff and others. We had been planning for the camp under the guidance of our association president and I am happy to state that the whole process was completed maintaining all Covid protocols and the response of all concerned was inspiring to say the least.”

Mr Ojha and Mr Das oversaw the entire process during the day.

Pratyusha Mukherjee
Pratyusha Mukherjee

By Ms. Pratyusha Mukherjee, a Senior Journalist working for BBC and other media outlets, also a special contributor to IBG News & IBG NEWS BANGLA. In her illustrated career she has covered many major events.