Nepalese cricketer and Hobart Hurricanes spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) season. The star international T20 player confirmed on Saturday that he has COVID-19, but his health is now improving a bit. He also said he will return to the field if all goes well. “Hello everyone, greetings to everyone. It is my sincere duty to tell you all that I tested positive for COVID-19. I have had some physical symptoms since Wednesday. But my health is improving a little now. If all goes well, I will return to the field again. Keep me in your prayers, “Lamichhane tweeted.
Hello everyone, greetings to everyone.
It is my sincere duty to tell you everything that I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have been suffering from my body since Wednesday. But my health is improving a bit now. If all goes well, I’ll go back to the field. Keep me in your prayers.
– Sandeep Lamichhane (@ Sandeep25) November 27, 2020
Lamichhane, who plays for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), was brought in by Hurricanes last week to complete their roster for the upcoming BBL.
The 20-year-old Nepalese spinner had hopped on the radar of Australian cricket fans when he made his BBL debut for Melbourne Stars two years ago. In his previous two seasons, he took 26 wickets at an average of 19.80 in 20 matches.
Earlier this week, Cricket Australia announced that each club will play for their own audience, depending on the public health situation in the BBL.
Perth will host five games in January, including four home games for the Scorchers, while 11 games have been registered for Melbourne. Five of these will be held at Marvel Stadium, and six at Melbourne Cricket Ground, the cricket body had confirmed.
In BBL’s tenth season, which opens on December 10, the last day of the regular season will be played on January 26 with a triple-header split between the SCG (one game) and MCG (two games).
The final series of five games starts on Friday, January 29. The final is scheduled for Saturday, February 6.
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