Ex-Bangladesh cricket skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and 2 other cricketers tested positive for Covid-19

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Former Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza, now a Member of Parliament, and two other players said they have tested positive for the coronavirus as the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to be brought under control in the populous South Asian nation. Left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam and former opener Nafees Iqbal have made public their positive test results. Mashrafe, who stepped down as the one-day international captain in March but remains available for selection, has written on Facebook “Today my Covid-19 results came as positive. Everyone, please pray for my quick recovery. The number of infected people has now crossed one lakh (100,000). We all have to become more careful. Let’s all stay at home, and not get out unless it is necessary. I am abiding by the protocols at home. “Mashrafe had been active in helping people during the pandemic, particularly in his hometown and constituency Narail west of capital Dhaka. His mother-in-law and another relative tested positive last week, a Narail health official said. Nafees, the elder brother of Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, played 11 Tests and 16 one-day internationals for his country and is currently a domestic cricket coach.”Ten days ago I was feeling feverish. For two days my body temperature was high. I lost my appetite, felt very weak,” Nafees said in an audio message emailed to reporters on Saturday. “Then I gave a sample for the test and the result came that I am COVID-19 positive”. Left-arm spinner Nazmul, who took part in virus aid work in his hometown of Narayanganj, said he received his results on Saturday. (picture courtesy to DNA India)

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