Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman tests Covid-19 positive ahead of Big Bash League stint with Brisbane Heat


The Afghanistan spinner had arrived in Brisbane for his BBL stint after spending time at home in Kabul and was under mandatory quarantine when he reported symptoms

Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman. (PTI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mujeeb has now been taken to a local hospital and is recovering over there
  • Mujeeb is likely to miss the first two games of the Heat’s campaign
  • The 10th edition of the Twenty20 event begins on December 10

Afghanistan and Brisbane Heat spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has tested positive for Covid-19 and been taken to a hospital, the Big Bash League franchise said in a statement on Friday.

Mujeeb had arrived from Kabul for his BBL stint last week and was quarantining in a hotel when he reported symptoms and was tested. He has now been taken to a local hospital and is recovering over there.

The statement added that Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket medical staff is in close consultation with Mujeeb during this period.

Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson said the welfare of Mujeeb was of the highest concern for Queensland Cricket and the Brisbane Heat.

“We will work with the relevant authorities to ensure the integrity of the competition and well-being of the player are suitably addressed. He is a young man far from home and we will ensure he is looked after,’’ he said.

Mujeeb is likely to miss the first two games of the Heat’s campaign.

The 10th edition of the Twenty20 event begins on December 10.

Mujeeb was earlier part of the Kings XI Punjab franchise in the Indian Premier League 2020 in the UAE. He, however, played only 2 matches and did not take any wickets in the 13th edition of the IPL.



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