KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman has been diagnosed with the coronavirus during quarantine in Australia.
He tested positive for Covid-19 in Queensland, where he was to play for Brisbane Heats in the Big Bash League (BBL), Cricket Next reported
The BBL franchise was quoted as confirming that Mujeeb, who left Kabul last week, reported Covid symptoms during his mandatory quarantine period.
The spinner’s recovery would be their top priority, Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson has said. The Afghan is currently recovering after testing positive during the quarantine period in a Queensland hotel.
The tournament is scheduled to get under way on December. Until then, Mujeeb will remain under observation of local health authorities.
In his impressive last season, Mujeeb bagged 12 wickets at an economy of just 6.04, the lowest in the tournament. He has also played in the Indian Premier League and the T20 Blast in England.
The 19-year-old spinner, the world No. 2 Twenty20 bowler, was taken to a Queensland hospital after he tested positive for the disease.