Former Bangladesh left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain, who has represented the national team in five ODIs, has tested positive for Covid-19.
Mosharraf Hossain had played his first One-day International match in 2008 against South Africa and his last one was against England in 2016. He scored 25 runs and also picked up four wickets in five ODIs. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
The 38-year-old, Hossain who had undergone four months of intense treatment including surgery for a brain tumour, contracted the infection after his father also tested positive for the contagious disease.
Mosharraf Hossain Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Undergoing Surgery For Brain Tumour
Hossain was diagnosed with a brain tumour, last year. Mosharraf is doing fine and has self-isolated himself at home after receiving the result of his COVID test on Sunday.
“My father tested COVID-19 positive earlier and he was admitted in the ICU of the CMH hospital,” Mosharraf was quoted as saying by ‘The Daily Star’.
“Later I also experienced some symptoms and tested coronavirus positive. My health is fine so far and I have isolated myself at home.
“My wife and my child however tested negative and they are living with her parents.”
Mosharraf Hossain Hoped To Make A Comeback But Tests Positive
Mosharraf was hoping to make a comeback to the domestic circuit this year after recovering from his illness.
Former captain Mashrafe Mortaza and two other Bangladesh cricketers, Nazmul Islam and Nafees Iqbal had tested positive for the virus in June.
Last week, 18 players of the Bangladesh football squad had tested positive.
Mashrafe Mortaza was a former captain in all three formats and is also a member of parliament in Bangladesh. The 36-year-old debuted in 2001 against Zimbabwe in both test and ODIs and has picked up 78,270 and 42 Tests, ODI and t20i wickets.
Mortaza decided to step down as skipper of the one-day limited side in March 2020 when Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh, announcing it will be his last one as ODI captain. He played his last T20I on 6th April 2017 against Sri Lanka.