New Bangladesh batting coach tests COVID positive

The 57-year-old Australian, who was named as the batting coach after South Africa's Ashwell Prince stepped down from the same position earlier this week.

Siddons is currently in quarantine in his hotel in Dhaka.   -  AP

Newly-appointed Bangladesh batting coach Jamie Siddons has tested positive for COVID-19, the country's cricket board (BCB) said.

The 57-year-old Australian was named as the batting coach after South Africa's Ashwell Prince stepped down from the same position earlier this week.

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Jalal Yunus, the BCB's cricket operations committee chairman, confirmed to the Dhaka-based Prothom Alo that Siddons had mild symptoms.

He is currently in self-isolation in his hotel in Dhaka.

Siddons, who was Bangladesh's head coach from 2007 to 2011, has spent most of his time watching BPL matches after arriving in the country. 

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