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Scotland Cricketer Majid Haq Tested Positive For COVID-19

Former Scotland Cricketer Majid Haq Tested Positive For COVID-19
Majid Haq with Chris Gayle. Image Source: Majid Haq Twitter

Majid Haq, a former cricketer of Scotland tested positive for the COVID-19. He himself took to his Twitter to inform the news.

Haq shares his condition

The Pakistan descent off-spinner played 54 ODIs and 24 T20Is for Scotland since his debut in 2006 to 2015. He last featured in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Haq was the highest wicket-taker from Scotland in ODIs with 60 scalps to his name till Safyaan Sharif, the fast bowler broke his record in 2019. Haq is still a famous name in domestic Scotland cricket.

The 37-year-old was getting treated at Royal Alexandra Hospital in the Paisley area of Glasgow. He took to Twitter to write, “Looking forward to potentially getting back home today after testing positive with Coronavirus. Staff at the RAH in Paisley have been good to me & thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support. Insha Allah the Panther will be back to full health soon,” he tweeted.

Also Read: Before Coronavirus Cricket Got Interrupted In Two Occasions

ECB stops professional cricket in May end

In UK the COVID-19 positive cases are increasing day by day. The Government is trying to take proper measures like other countries in the world. Till Thursday morning there were 3269 confirmed cases across the United Kingdom out of which 266 were found to be positive in Scotland.

This outbreak kind of forced the England Cricket Board to not hold any professional cricket in England and Wales till May 28. ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison had said a couple of days ago that securing the future of the game is now the priority.

“The decision to delay the start of the season has been essential, given the circumstances the nation faces. With the information available to us at the moment a delay to the start of the professional cricket season until May 28 was unavoidable. Securing the future of the game will be a primary focus as we plot a revised schedule with an emphasis on the most financially important forms of the game for the counties across international and domestic cricket.”

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