Former Bangladesh cricketer Nafees Iqbal tests positive for Covid-19

Bangladsh Live News | @banglalivenews | 20 Jun 2020

Dhaka/UNI: The former Bangladesh cricketer Nafees Iqbal has tested positive for coronavirus.

Nafees himself confirmed that he has contracted the deadly virus and is currently in home isolation in Chittagong, Dhaka Tribune reported.

''I had the first symptom 10 days ago. I had a fever and had aches and pains in the body but had recovered in like by the third day. But I still took the covid-19 test just to be sure and the result came back positive,'' he said.

''I am doing fine at the moment and would like to request everyone to keep me in their prayers," he added.

The right-handed batsman Nafees made his debut for Bangladesh in 2003 but has been out of the national reckoning since 2006.

The 34-year-old played 11 Tests and 16 ODIs for Bangladesh, scoring 518 and 309 runs respectively.

Nafees currently works as official to different teams in the domestic circuit and had been in couple of assignments with Bangladesh A side as the team manager.

The number of total confirmed Covid19 cases in Bangladesh till Saturday afternoon counted to 108,775 with 1425 death while 43,993 have recovered from the disease.

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