Cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim to return from Zimbabwe, miss white-ball series as parents test Ciovid-19 positive
Dhaka, July 15: Cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim is returning from Zimbabwe without playing in T20 and ODI series as his father Mahbub Habib and mother Rahima Khatun tested positive for the coronavirus. The national team star will come back to Dhaka from Zimbabwe to be with his parents during this difficult time.
On Wednesday (July 14), Akram Khan, director of the BCB and chairman of the cricket operations committee, said: "Mushfiqur himself called us and told us that both his parents were infected with coronavirus. So Mushfiqur asked permission to return to the country. The BCB has asked him to return to the country. Mushfiqur will catch a return flight from Harare soon.
Another BCB source said Mushfiqur's parents were being brought to Dhaka from Bogra for better treatment.
The BCB has not yet decided whether a new cricketer will be sent to Zimbabwe from Dhaka to replace Mushfiqur.
Rabid Imam, senior media manager of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, who is with the cricket team in Zimbabwe, also confirmed Mushfiqur's return. Bangladesh will play three ODIs against Zimbabwe on July 16, 18 and 20 in Harare. The matches are part of the ICC ODI Super League.