Former Bangladesh Captain Mashrafe Mortaza tested positive for COVID-19 following tests which were conducted last week.
Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has tested positive for coronavirus. The Bangladesh all-rounder has gone for a Coronavirus Test last week whose reports came positive reported leading media portal. According to the reports, it’s not known how Mortaza contracted with the deadly virus. Mashrafe who was also a member of the Parliament from Narail Constituency had stepped down as the Bangladesh ODI captain in march this year. COVID-19 cases have crossed 10,000 mark in Bangladesh & the government is now planning for an area wise lockdown.
Bangladesh was scheduled to face Sri Lanka in July in a three-match Test series & the team would later host New Zealand in August but both the series looks impossible to be conducted due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Asia Cup scheduled for September is also uncertain due to the ongoing pandemic.
Earlier this month, the executive board of the ACC delayed its decision on the fate of this year’s Asia T20 Cup with SriLanka offering to host the event, as the original hosts Pakistan have agreed to the proposal.
“We had a discussion with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and they have already agreed to our hosting this edition due to the present world situation,” Shammi Silva was quoted as saying. “We had an online ACC meeting and they basically gave us the green light to host the tournament,” he added.
However, it is said that the ACC will wait for the ICC’s decision on the T20 World Cup commencement which is scheduled to be held in October to November before deciding on the Asia Cup.