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Mahmudullah Riyadh tested positive for COVID-19; PSL to remember

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Mahmudullah Riyadh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyadh tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The 34-year-old cricketer was set to play for the Multan Sultans at the playoffs for the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He was scheduled to board a flight to Pakistan via Dubai at 10 am on Sunday, November 8, but began to drift apart.

He has also been undecided for the Bangabandhu T20 Cup, which is scheduled to be held on November 21 or 22. The draft for the tournament is scheduled to take center-stage on Thursday, November 12. Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, along with all of Bangladesh were called leading run-scorers as replacement options in the games in Karachi.

Even when Mahmudullah’s campaign ended, according to reports from BDCerizm, Tamim would leave for Pakistan on November 10 via Emirates Airlines. Born in Chittagong will play for Tamim Lahore Kalander, Who made it to the PSL playoffs for the first time after being at the bottom of the points table in the first four editions of the T20 tournament.

PSL playoffs start on 14 November

Tamim was cast as Chris Lynn of Australia, an important member of the Kallanders who scored a century in the league stage. As far as Mahmudullah is concerned, his team became champions in the BCB President’s Cup – a tournament where Bangladesh cricketers bounced back into competitive cricket amid a global coronovirus epidemic.

In three matches, the right-hander scored 11, 67 and 23 * and took solitary wickets in the previous match. The PSL playoff gets underway on Saturday, November 14, with the match between Peshawar Zalmi and Clander in the Eliminator. League matches took place in February-March and the event had to be postponed before the semi-finals.

Apart from Mahmudullah, many Bangladeshi players have won under the Struggle of COVID-19. Former captains Mashrafe Mortaza, Abu Zaid Rahi, Nafees Iqbal, Nazmul Islam fell victim to the Apu virus. However, to his relief, he recovered from the same.

Meanwhile, the all-rounder Shakib al hasan, Whose suspension expired last month, tested negative for the virus. Dakshinpant was living in the United States of America (USA) with his wife Umme Ahmed Shishir and children. On Friday 6 November, the 33-year-old returned to Bangladesh.