Bangladesh cricketer Nafees Iqbal tests positive for COVID-19

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Joining the list of top cricketers who have tested positive for Coronavirus, former Bangladesh cricketer Nafees Iqbal who is elder brother of Bangladesh ODI skipper Tameem Iqbal has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the report in Bangladesh media and reported by The Daily Star newspaper Nafees has himself confirmed that he has contracted the virus and is currently in home isolation in Chittagong.

Nafees Iqbal a right-handed opening batsman, 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.

Last month, Bangladesh’s development coach and former first-class cricketer Ashiqur Rahman had tested positive for the dreaded virus.

Pakistan’s three cricketers — Shahid Afridi, Taufeeq Umar and Zafar Sarfaraz — have also tested for positive the virus.