Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.
The Bangladesh cricket icon suspected to have been infected from his family members, who had been diagnosed novel Coronavirus positive.
His family sources have confirmed to Indian sports publication Sportstar that Mashrafe’s tests returned positive on Saturday and the cricketer has been in self-isolation at his residence in Dhaka.
“He wasn’t keeping well for the last couple of days, so he had undergone a test. The results have come positive and now he has been home-quarantined,” Mashrafe’s younger brother Morsalin bin Mortaza has confirmed.
Earlier Nafees Iqbal, former Bangladesh cricketer and elder brother of ODI captain Tamim Iqbal, too, has tested positive for coronavirus. Nafees is currently in home isolation in Chittagong.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, after a positive report last week, is recovering from the dreaded virus, which still does not have an anti-dote.