Former Bangladesh all-rounder Mashrafe Mortaza has tested positive for the coronavirus in the country’s capital city of Dhaka on Saturday.
The 36-year-old underwent a test for Covid-19 after feeling ill earlier this week, according to his younger brother.
‘He wasn’t keeping well for the last couple of days, so he had undergone a test. The results have come back positive and now he has been home-quarantined,’ Morsalin bin Mortaza told Sportstar.
Mashrafe represented the Tigers in 36 Test matches and 220 ODIs in a career that started in November 2001.
He captained the Bangladesh team in last year’s World Cup in England, steering them to a famous victory over the Proteas in the early stages of the competition.
He announced his retirement from the game in March this year ahead of Zimbabwe’s tour of Bangladesh.
He is also a member of the Bangladeshi parliament and did a great deal of charity work in the country during the nationwide lockdown.
Last week former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi also confirmed he had tested positive for the virus, having done humanitarian work in some rural parts of the country.