Akram Khan tests positive for Covid-19
Akram Khan, the director of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has tested positive for Covid-19.
Akram confirmed the news on Saturday (April 10) after testing for coronavirus on Friday.
It has been learnt that Akram was suffering from Covid-19 symptoms for the past few days, and hence got himself tested.
The Chairman of BCB’s cricket operations committee, who is also a former Bangladesh skipper, is now in isolation at his residence. He has also told his family members to undergo testing for coronavirus.
“I am doing fine at the moment. There is a bit of sore throat though. I am in isolation at home and have been receiving the required treatment,” said Akram to the media.
“Everyone, please pray for my recovery,” Akram further added.
Akram’s wife, Sabina Akram, and his children will be tested for covid on Saturday.
It should be noted that BCB chief curator Gamini de Silva was also reported to have contracted coronavirus earlier.
The BCB has put on hold the remaining matches of the National Cricket League (NCL) due to an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.
Pakistan Under-19 cricket team’s tour of Bangladesh has also been called off indefinitely due to an extension of a nationwide lockdown in Bangladesh.