Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza and two other Bangladesh cricketers, Nazmul Islam and Nafees Iqbal have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus.

The 36-year-old Mortaza was reportedly unwell for the last couple of days and tested positive for the contagious disease on Saturday.

He is currently in self-isolation at his residence. Mortaza, who plays only ODIs and had stepped down from captaincy earlier this year, is the second high-profile cricketer to get infected by the disease.

Last week, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Today my Covid-19 results came as positive. Everyone please pray for my quick recovery,” Mortaza, who has played 36 Tests, 220 ODIs and 54 T20Is for Bangladesh, wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday evening.


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