Dhaka: Former Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza and two different gamers mentioned they’ve examined constructive for the coronavirus as infections within the South Asian nation rise.
Left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam and former opener Nafees Iqbal have been the opposite two who revealed their constructive check outcomes.
Mashrafe, who stepped down because the one-day worldwide captain in March however stays out there for choice, introduced the information on social media late Saturday.
“As we speak my Covid-19 outcomes got here as constructive. Everybody please pray for my fast restoration,” Mashrafe wrote on Fb.
“The variety of contaminated individuals has now crossed one lakh (100,000). All of us must turn into extra cautious. Let’s all keep at residence, and never get out except it’s needed. I’m abiding by the protocol at residence.”
Mashrafe — additionally a member of parliament — had been energetic in serving to individuals in the course of the pandemic, significantly in his hometown and constituency Narail west of the capital Dhaka.
His mother-in-law and one other relative examined constructive final week, a Narail well being official mentioned.
Nafees, the elder brother of Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, performed 11 Checks and 16 one-day internationals for his nation and is at the moment a home cricket coach.
“Ten days in the past I used to be feeling feverish. For 2 days my physique temperature was excessive. I misplaced my urge for food, felt very weak,” Nafees mentioned in an audio message emailed to reporters on Saturday.
“Then I gave pattern for the check and the end result got here that I’m COVID-19 constructive.”
Left arm spinner Nazmul, who took half in virus assist work in his hometown of Narayanganj, mentioned he obtained his outcomes on Saturday.
“I do not understand how I acquired it. My mother and father additionally examined constructive together with me,” the 28-year-old, who performed one Check, 5 ODIs and 13 Twenty20 internationals for Bangladesh, informed AFP Sunday.
Bangladesh has confirmed over 108,000 infections and greater than 1,400 deaths from the coronavirus thus far.
The impoverished nation has restarted financial actions after lifting a months-long virus lockdown on the finish of Could whilst instances proceed to rise.