Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque has tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms, making him doubtful for the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 tournament starting later this month.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief physician Dr. Debashish Chowdhury has on Tuesday (November 10) confirmed that Haque came contracted to the novel coronavirus. The BCB physician told “Sarabangla”, “Mominul is coronavirus positive with mild symptoms.”
According to Dhaka Tribune, Haque is currently staying at his home and maintaining self-isolation. The experienced left-handed batsman had shown slight symptoms earlier and underwent a COVID-19 test on Monday (November 9), and the result came out as positive.
Haque, who has so far played 40 Tests, 28 ODIs, and 6 T20Is for Bangladesh, is currently self-isolating at his home and now he is a doubtful starter for the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 tournament, scheduled to begin from the third week of November 2020.
Meanwhile, the Test captain has learned about the same on Tuesday. The cricketer’s wife has also tested positive for COVID-19 and both have quarantined themselves at home.
Haque stated, “I came to know about the result yesterday and since isolated myself in the house. There is not much symptom... it is only that I was having little fever that I am carrying even today.”
Noteworthy, earlier this week, Bangladesh T20I skipper Mahmudullah was also diagnosed with COVID-19 and ruled out of the upcoming play-offs of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020.
(With ESPNCricinfo Inputs)