Mominul and his wife test positive for COVID-19
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) physiotherapist Dr Debasish Biswas has confirmed the news to Bdcrictime. Alongside Mominul, his wife has also been infected with COVID-19 virus. For this, there creates an uncertainty about Mominul’s participation in the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 Cup.
Mominul gave samples for coronavirus test on Monday (November 9) due to symptoms. On Tuesday (November 10), the results revealed that he had been infected with coronavirus. The 29-year old batsman played in the recently held BCB President’s Cup. Even then, he practiced at the Mirpur Stadium.
According to the schedule, Bangabandhu T20 Cup is scheduled to be held from November 20. The final of the 24-match competition will be held on December 14. Before this, the player draft for the competition will be held on November 12. But Mominul’s participation in the draft has been completely uncertain now.
COVID cases have not been new to Bangladesh campaign. Former skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Nazmul Islam Apu and Nafees Iqbal were infected during the virus’ peak time in Bangladesh. Batsman Saif Hassan and seamer Abu Jayed Rahi had also been tested positive when the Tigers were taking preparations for Sri Lanka tour which later got postponed.
And this week, both T20 and Test captain Mahmudullah and Mominul have been infected with the virus. Alongside Mominul, his wife Fariha Bashar also went under coronavirus test. According to family sources, she’s also tested positive. As a result, Mominul and his family will have to spend isolation period for some times.