Former Bangladesh’s skipper turned national selector Habibul Bashar confirmed of testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. This development takes place days after two Bangladesh players Mominul Haque and Mahmudullah tested positive for coronavirus.
This comes as a wake of alarm at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium ahead of Bangabandhu T20 Cup in the country.
Bashar has isolated himself after the report of him testing positive for the deadly virus on Thursday. He is still hopeful of returning back to office ahead of Bangabandhu T20 Cup at the end of the month.
“I was really careful, but still I got infected,” Bashar told Bangla Tribune.
“There’s nothing we can do. The virus won’t let go of anyone. I felt feverish from Monday, and then it got to 102 degrees. It continued into Tuesday, so I tested on Wednesday morning and received the result in the evening.” he added.
Bashar is one of the notable members in the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and his contribution has been invaluable from the last few months.
In the last few days a dozen of notable figures in Bangladesh cricket have tested positive for COVID-19 including Abu Jayed, Saif Hassan and Mashrafe Mortaza. Some members of the coaching staff of the under-19 cricket also reported of testing positive for the virys.