With just two weeks left to inauguration of Big Bash League (BBL) 2020, Hobart Hurricanes spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Nepalese cricketer, on Saturday, took social media to confirm that he has COVID-19.
Sandeep Lamichhane wrote that he is recovering from the infectious virus and hopes to resume the cricket activities soon.
“Hi Everyone, Greetings to all. Its my sincere duty to tell you all that I have been tested positive for COVID-19. I had some body aches since Wednesday. But my health is improving a little bit now. If all goes well, I will return to the field again. Keep me in your prayers,” Lamichhane tweeted.
Hi Everyone, Greetings to all.
Its my sincere duty to tell you all that I have been tested positive for COVID-19. I had some body aches since Wednesday. But my health is improving a little bit now. If all goes well, I will return to the field again. Keep me in your prayers.🙏
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@Sandeep25) November 27, 2020
Sandeep Lamichhane signed the deal with the Hurricanes for the upcoming season:
Sandeep Lamichhane had burst onto the radar of Australian cricket fans when he made his BBL debut for Melbourne Stars two years ago. In his previous two seasons, he took 26 wickets at an average of 19.80 in 20 matches.
Lamichhane opted to sign with the Hurricanes for the upcoming season, improving the Tasmanian franchise’s hopes of securing a first BBL title.
Lamichhane also plays T20 for the Nepalese national team and has also played in T20 competitions in India, Pakistan, West Indies and Canada. In IPL, he plays for Delhi Capitals and has featured in nine matches and picked up 13 wickets. But he didn’t get an opportunity in the recently concluded 13th edition of the league.
Meanwhile, Hurricanes will play the BBL 2020 season opener against defending champions Sydney Sixers on Dec. 10 in Hobart. The crowd will be allowed but according to government regulations. The final has been slated for Saturday, February 6.