Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has confirmed on his Facebook Page.Tuesday that he has tested negative for coronavirus.
However, his wife Sumona Haque has again tested positive for COVID-19. Mortaza who has played 36 matches & 220 ODIs for Bangladesh was tested positive for coronavirus three weeks ago on June 20. “I heard the results of the test this evening, which is negative, Mortaza wrote on his Facebook page. “I am thankful to everyone who prayed for me, was beside us, and showed concern during this time. But my wife is still COVID-19 positive after two weeks of being diagnosed. She is doing well. Keep her in your prayers,” he added.
Mashrafe Mortaza has scalped 270 wickets from 220 ODIs. In tests, Mortaza has 78 wickets for 36 matches. In T20Is he has scalped 42 wickets from 54 matches. Bangladesh cricketer Nazmul Islam and Nafees Iqbal who were also tested positive three weeks ago have also recovered after undergoing treatment at home.
Nazmul Islam is a slow left-arm bowler & has been featured in five ODIs & scalped five wickets. In t20Is, Nazmul has played 13 matches for his team & has scalped 8 wickets so far. He has been featured in just one Tets match & has registered 4 wickets on his name.
Nafees Iqbal is a right-handed batsman who has played 11 Tests for Bangladesh & scored 518 runs with one century on his name. In ODIs Nafees Iqbal has featured in 16 games & scored 309 runs with his career-best 58 runs.
Earlier this month International Cricket resumed amid the coronavirus pandemic after a three-month halt due to the lockdown with the first test match between England & West Indies. Windies managed to beat England & win the series opener match by whopping four wickets.