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Mashrafe tests Covid-19 positive

  • Published at 04:02 pm June 20th, 2020
Mashrafe bin Mortaza BCB

The veteran right-arm pacer Mashrafe confirmed this on social media Saturday

Former Bangladesh one-day international captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza has been tested coronavirus positive. 

The veteran right-arm pacer Mashrafe confirmed this on social media Saturday.

"My result came out Covid-19 positive [Saturday]. Everyone please pray for me so that I can recover soon. Confirmed cases have exceeded 100,000. We have to be more cautious now. We have to refrain from going outside our home, unless it's absolutely necessary," Mashrafe wrote. 

"Currently I'm recuperating at home and following all the health guidelines. We should not be fearful, and just need to be alert."

Mashrafe, also a member of the parliament from Narail 2 constituency, stepped down as the most successful ODI captain of the country in March this year after leading Bangladesh to a 3-0 win against Zimbabwe at home.

The right-arm pacer has been an active presence during the coronavirus pandemic, working tirelessly for the people of his constituency.

On May 18, Mashrafe sold his favorite bracelet for Tk42 lakhs in an online auction for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. 

The entire money earned from the sale of the bracelet went to Mashrafe’s "Narail Express Foundation". 

From there, the money will be spent for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.