Bangladesh’s T20 captain Mahmudullah has been tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the playoffs of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), starting November 14.

Multan Sultans had brought in Mahmudullah in place of Moeen Ali who is not available due to national duty. The Bangladeshi batsmen said:

“I was surprised with a positive result from my Covid test, I didn’t have a fever or any other symptoms other than a bit of cold. Nothing more than that. I got tested for a second time yesterday, and that also came out as positive. I am now taking rest in a separate room. I am a little worried about my wife and kids. I am seeking everyone’s prayers for quick recovery and for my family’s well-being. The cricketer said that he got tested twice to be sure of his diagnosis but after both results returned positive he is now observing self-isolation.

The 34-year-old said that he is “disappointed” over missing the PSL 2020. 

“It is disappointing to miss the chance to play in the PSL. It is a competitive tournament. It was a good opportunity to play a couple of matches there. I am now looking forward to getting well soon and try to participate in our Bangabandhu T20 Cup.”

With him out of the tournament Tamim Iqbal is the only Bangladeshi player to feature in the PSL playoff’s. He is set to play for Lahore Qalandars in place of Chris Lynn.

Previously, Mahmudullah Riyad has represented Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2017.

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