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Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque contracts coronavirus
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Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque contracts coronavirus

Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed on Tuesday.

“He is coronavirus positive with mild symptoms,” BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury told reporters.

The top-order batsman has decided to quarantine himself at home along with his wife, who also tested positive for Covid-19.

Mominul's positive virus test comes just a couple of days after Bangladesh's T20I captain Mahmudullah contracted coronavirus, forcing him to withdraw from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs.

Multan Sultans, the PSL team that Mahmudullah was going to represent, have announced Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor as his replacement.

Several other high-profile Bangladesh cricketers including Abu Jayed, Saif Hassan and Mashrafe Mortaza previously tested positive for coronavirus, though all of them have now recovered.

Bangladesh are yet to play international cricket since the pandemic-enforced break from the game. The BCB called off the delayed Test tour of Sri Lanka in September after a disagreement with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over the length of the mandatory quarantine period.

The South Asian nation is set to host the Bangabandhu T20 Cup next month, which will feature five teams in the competition.