Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has tested positive for Covid-19. Maxwell was leading the Melbourne Stars in the ongoing Big Bash League.

The franchise released an official statement that the 33-year old had returned with a positive rapid antigen test on Wednesday and now he will be waiting for his RT-PCR test.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. Image Credits: Twitter

Official Statement On Glenn Maxwell

“Maxwell returned a positive rapid antigen test after the game against the Melbourne Renegades and has since undertaken a PCR test and is currently isolating.” Melbourne Stars stated in an official release.

“Melbourne Stars will provide an update once the result of the PCR test is known and ask everyone to respect Glenn’s privacy at this time.” the release added.

In the ongoing chaos of Covid, Melbourne Stars has been hit the big time as Maxwell is the 13th player to test positive for Covid-19. However, some of them have recovered as the likes Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter Nile will likely be available for their next game on Friday. Notable that Maxwell was leading a depleted Melbourne Stars side in the previous two games.

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Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars is currently placed at no.7 in the points table with 10 points in 8 games and they have an uphill task to turn things around from here on to qualify for playoffs.

Hilton Cartwright, who is one of the few leading players from Stars, shared how this covid outbreak affected them mentally.

“I’ve never felt more vulnerable to a virus in my entire life and I never realised how much it was going to affect my mental state,” Cartwright said.

“I’ve had form slumps and this ranks right up there with how I actually feel about going about my business day-to-day. Myself and my wife have basically been locked up in our room, not sure if we’re capable of catching the lift in case someone in there might have caught (COVID-19). Constantly, it’s on your mind and then you’ve got to walk out there and perform one of the biggest pressure stages in the world.” he added.

The next game for Melbourne Stars will be against Brisbane Heat on Friday.

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