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Former Scotland Cricketer Majid Haq Tests Positive For COVID-19

Former Scotland cricketer Majid Haq shared on Twitter that he has been tested positive for novel coronavirus and currently undergoing treatment. Read below.

21st March 2020 | 03:26 PM (IST)
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Former Scotland cricketer Majid Haq, who is of Pakistani origin, has reported that he has tested positive for novel coronavirus and is being treated at the hospital currently.

Haq, an off-spinner who played 54 ODIs and 24 T20Is for Scotland between 2006 and 2015, on Friday, said that he was being treated at Royal Alexandra Hospital in the Paisley area of Glasgow. 

Majid took to his Twitter to share the news, he tweeted, “Looking forward to potentially getting back home today after testing positive with coronavirus. Staff at the RAH in Paisley have been good to me and thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support. Insha Allah the panther will be back to full health soon.”

The 37-year-old last played for Scotland in Australia and New Zealand at the 2015 World Cup.

Both Cricket Scotland and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have declared an indefinite suspension of recreational cricket in wake of coronavirus outbreak.

In the light of the current coronavirus outbreak, ECB also announced that no professional cricket will take place in England and Wales until 28 May.

About 4,000 confirmed cases have been confirmed in the UK so far, and about 180 people have died. Meanwhile, About 300 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported in Scotland so far.

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21st March 2020 | 03:26 PM (IST)
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