PV Desk : Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been tested coronavirus positive, his family sources said.

Mashrafe, a ruling party MP from Narail-2 constituency complained of fever on Thursday night. His sample for COVID-19 was collected and the result showed positive today, Narail’s Civil Surgeon Dr. Abdul Momen said.

One of the most popular cricketer of the country, who is also considered as the best fast bowler the Bangladesh has ever seen, currently is in isolation at his residence. He is physically well at this moment, the doctor said.

Mashrafe is the first high profile cricketer to be tested positive for the lethal virus that infected more than one lac people in Bangladesh and killed 1425 already.

Earlier former Bangladesh opener and the elder brother of Tamim Iqbal, Nafis Iqbal tested positive for coronavirus. A few other cricket related people had already also tested positive for this virus.

Earlier on June 15, Mashrafe’s mother-in-law Hosne Ara Siraj was tested COVID-19 positive.

Edited By-Shekhar Tripaty