Mahmudullah tests positive for COVID-19; set to miss PSL play-offs

Mayank Kumar

| Nov 8, 7:01 AM

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Bangladesh star all-rounder and the captain of the T20 side, Mahmudullah Riyad has tested positive for Coronavirus infection and is likely to miss the knockout phase of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He was all set to take off for Pakistan via Dubai on a flight scheduled for today but had to undergo mandatory testing for Covid-19 as per the guidelines of the Bangladesh government where he tested positive for the highly contagious virus. 

Mahmudullah tested himself twice to be sure about his illness and after the results, isolated himself. He has also expressed surprise at the positive covid result as he did not have fever or any other serious symptoms except a bit of cold.

A cricketer much sought after in the T20 format for his excellent skills with the bat and handy off-spin, Mahmudullah was picked by the Multan Sultans as a like for like replacement for English all-rounder Moeen Ali for a postponed play-off of the PSL scheduled to take off from November 14.

Multan Sultans are led by Pakistan opener in Test cricket, Shan Masood and the team had topped the points table before the pandemic had hit the tournament and the PCB postponed it to this month.

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