Zimbabwe cricketers Sean Williams and Craig Ervine have been ruled out of the one-off Test against Bangladesh starting in Harare on Wednesday after close contact with coronavirus-positive family members forced them into quarantine.

“Sean Williams and Craig Ervine, part of Zimbabwe’s 20-man squad announced last week, could not join the squad,” media manager Darlington Majonga was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

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“They had to self-isolate after both came into contact with family members who tested positive for Covid. According to national health protocols, they had to self-isolate.”

Brendan Taylor, who is likely to lead the side, said the absence of the duo would provide a chance for the newcomers to prove themselves.

“We are missing a few experienced players but we have some young and exciting players coming through,” Taylor said.

“It…

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