Bangladesh T20I skipper Mahmudullah has tested positive for coronavirus.© AFP
Bangladesh-based T20I skipper Mahmudullah has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss the Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs starting November 14. PSL 2020 was the first event to be held entirely in Pakistan since its start in 2016. The fifth edition had started in Karachi on February 20 before the coronavirus stopped the tournament on March 17. The remaining four games (playoffs) of the tournament will now be played in Karachi on November 14, 15 and 17. Mahmudullah has isolated himself after two positive results.
“I was surprised with a positive result of my Covid test, on November 6. I had no fever or any symptoms other than a little cold. Nothing more than that. I was tested for the second time yesterday, and that came positive too , ” quoted ESPNcricinfo Mahmudullah.
“I am now resting in a separate room. I am a little concerned about my wife and children. I seek everyone’s prayers for a speedy recovery and for the well-being of my family,” he added.
PSL franchise Multan Sultans had signed Mahmudullah in place of English all-rounder Moeen Ali, and he was due to leave Dhaka on Monday.
“It is disappointing to miss the opportunity to play in PSL. It is a competitive tournament. It was a good opportunity to play a few games there,” said ESPNcricinfo.
“I now look forward to getting well soon and trying to compete in our Bangabandhu T20 Cup,” added the skipper.
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