Former skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and two other players of the Bangladesh national cricket team said they have tested positive for the novel COVID-19 disease on Sunday. The two other players that have tested positive are leg-arm spinner Nazmul Islam and former opener Nafees Iqbal.
According to sources of Bangladesh’s daily newspaper, Dhaka Tribune Mortaza had complained about the fever on Thursday night. So has a precautionary move he had given his samples to test for coronavirus on Friday. The result came on Sunday confirming him testing positive for the disease. The daily also stated of him being quarantined in his house and doing well.
Ever since the news had been made public fellow national team players and ICC has come in support of him in praying for his good health. Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim took to twitter by asking everyone to pray for his brother’s recovery with a photo of Mortaza. The governing body of world cricket ICC shared Mushfiqur’s tweet by wishing Mashrafe Mortaza for his speedy recovery. Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed also took to social media in praying for Mortaza’s good health saying that he will win the battle against coronavirus. Rubel Hossain, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain were other players who reacted for the news. With an exponential increase of cases recently in the sub-continent region the news of players testing positive for coronavirus has become a growing concern for those nations and its health officials.