Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has tested negative for Covid-19 on Friday morning.
However, head coach Russell Domingo, didn't sound optimistic about the prospect of fielding Shakib so soon after recovering from Covid.
BCB team director Khaled Mahmud Sujon confirmed Shakib's negative test and added that the all-rounder may participate in the first Test against Sri Lanka that begins on May 15.
Earlier, Shakib tested positive for Covid-19 and was subsequently ruled out for the first Test against Sri Lanka.
In last year of December, Shakib last played a Test against Pakistan. He skipped the New Zealand series for personal reasons. Besides, then he had to miss the South Africa Tests as well due to illness in his family.
Shakib has played only three out of Bangladesh's last 11 Tests since he returns from banned by the ICC from all cricket for two years, with one year of that sentence suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code.
BDST: 1620 HRS, MAY 13, 2022