Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has been tested positive for COVID-19. The right-arm fast bowler was unwell for the past couple of days.

“Bhaia (brother) has been suffering from fever for two days. Covid-19 test was conducted on Friday and we got the result today. He has been found positive for the virus. Bhaia is now staying in isolation at home in Dhaka. Please pray for him,” Mortaza’s younger brother Morsalin Bin Mortaza told United News of Bangladesh.

Earlier, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has tested positive for Coronavirus. Afridi took to Twitter and confirmed the news himself.

Afridi is the third Pakistan cricketer who has tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier, Taufeeq Umar said he was feeling a bit sick, and on being tested on Monday 25 may he was declared Corona positive, based on his test report. He said his symptoms were not that severe and requested his friends and well wishers to pray for his speedy recovery.

Umar is the second Pakistani cricketer to test positive for Coronavirus, Zafar Sarfraz a 50-year-old former first-class cricketer passed away due to Corona last month.

28-year-old left-arm spinner Islam and Nafees Iqbal, Tamim Iqbal’s elder brother also tested positive.

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