Cricketer Tested Positive Of COVID 19:
Former Scottish cricketer Majid Haq, of Pakistani origin, has revealed that he has tested positive for novel coronavirus and is being treated at present. Haq, an off-spinner who played 54 ODIs and 24 T20Is for Scotland between 2006 and 2015, said Friday he was undergoing treatment at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Glasgow’s Paisley district. “Looking forward to potentially getting back home today after testing positive with coronavirus. Staff at the RAH in Paisley have been good to me and thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support. Insha Allah the panther will be back to full health soon,” he tweeted.
The 37-year-old had previously featured in Australia and New Zealand for Scotland at the 2015 World Cup.
Both Cricket Scotland and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have declared an indefinite suspension of recreational cricket in light of coronavirus outbreak.
Look At The Tweet Of The Cricketer:
Looking forward to potentially getting back home today after testing positive with Coronavirus. Staff at the RAH in Paisley have been good to me & thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support. Insha Allah the Panther will be back to full health soon. #covid19UK pic.twitter.com/19QfWjzaOq
— Majid Haq (@MajidHaq) March 20, 2020
In the wake of the current coronavirus outbreak, ECB also announced that no professional cricket will take place in England and Wales until 28 May. Around 4,000 confirmed cases have been identified in the UK so far, and about 180 people have died. Around 300 confirmed coronavirus cases have been identified in Scotland so far.
Cricket Tournaments Called Off:
In the wake of Coronavirus infection, all the cricketing tournaments have been called off by the cricketing fraternities to avoid mass gatherings which trigger COVID 19 infection. Even the much-awaited IPL 2020 tournament which was scheduled to take place on March 29, remains suspended till 15th April.
In the meantime, BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly had hinted on the tournament to be truncated. This has left the cricketing boards to think about the losses which they are likely to incur due to postponement of these lucrative tournaments. Players who have returned from the foreign tournaments have been advised 14 days of isolation.