Afghanistan's Mujeeb Ur Rahman walks back to his fielding position.(AFP)
Afghanistan's Mujeeb Ur Rahman walks back to his fielding position.(AFP)

BBL 2020: Top Afghan spinner in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19

Mujeeb reported symptoms of the illness and has since been placed in the care of Queensland Health to complete his recovery.
By Associated Press | Gold Coast
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 02:43 PM IST

Afghanistan cricketer and Brisbane Heat import Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been taken to a Queensland hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 19-year-old spinner, the world’s No. 2- ranked Twenty20 international bowler, was in hotel quarantine on the Gold Coast south of Brisbane after arriving in Australia last week.

Mujeeb reported symptoms of the illness and has since been placed in the care of Queensland Health to complete his recovery.

The news comes a week out from the Heat’s season opener against the Melbourne Stars in Canberra and means Mujeeb will almost certainly miss Brisbane’s two matches in Australia’s capital.

Queensland Cricket chief executive Terry Svenson said Mujeeb’s welfare

was the primary concern.

“He is a young man far from home and we will ensure he is looked after,” Svenson said.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
India's Shubman Gill, right, hits a delivery from Australia's Mitchell Starc.(AP)
India's Shubman Gill, right, hits a delivery from Australia's Mitchell Starc.(AP)

'He seems to be aware of it': Ian Bishop reveals 'glitch' in Gill's technique

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:50 PM IST
Speaking in an interview on Sportstar, West Indies legend Ian Bishop praised Shubman Gill, describing him as an "elegent, eye-catching" batsman.
Close
File image of Michael Vaughan.(Getty Images)
File image of Michael Vaughan.(Getty Images)

'Makes no sense': Vaughan on Bairstow missing first two Tests vs India

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:08 PM IST
India vs England: The trio has been rested as part of ECB's player management policy, which stresses on giving adequate rest to every English cricketer in a packed calendar year, which includes 17 Tests and the ICC T20 World Cup.
Close
India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates after bowling Australia's Josh Hazlewood during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)(AP)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates after bowling Australia's Josh Hazlewood during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)(AP)

Ashwin explains why he opted to compete against Steve Smith

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Ashwin proved instrumental in stopping Australia’s premier batsman Steve Smith during the first two Tests. He was Australia's best batsman and Ashwin negated his threat by constant variations.
Close
 India's Thangarasu Natarajan in action. File(REUTERS)
India's Thangarasu Natarajan in action. File(REUTERS)

'I teared up': Natarajan recalls when skipper Kohli handed T20 trophy to him

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:49 PM IST
India vs Australia: After India won the T20 series 2-1, skipper Virat Kohli handed Natarajan the winning trophy during the celebrations.
Close
World Test Championship final will now be played out from June 18 to 22(BCCI/Twitter)
World Test Championship final will now be played out from June 18 to 22(BCCI/Twitter)

World Test Championship final postponed, to be played from June 18-22: Reports

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:28 PM IST
Currently, India and New Zealand are placed at the top two spots in the WTC standings. Virat Kohli's side has 430 points after playing five series, while New Zealand has 420 points after playing five series.
Close
Galle: England captain Joe Root plays a sweep shot.(PTI)
Galle: England captain Joe Root plays a sweep shot.(PTI)

ENG vs SL: Sibley, Root shine as England win second Test by six wickets

Reuters, Galle
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:41 PM IST
England scored 164-4, with Sibley 56 not out and Jos Buttler unbeaten on 46 as they overcame jittery moments to complete a 2-0 series triumph.
Close
India's Rishabh Pant falls as he hits the ball for four runs. File(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant falls as he hits the ball for four runs. File(AP)

'He really enjoys a battle': Andy Flower lauds 'outstanding' Rishabh Pant

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:28 PM IST
India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant brought the goods when the team needed him to, and showcased why he is considered to be a match-winner.
Close
Joe Root(Twitter)
Joe Root(Twitter)

We need to be on top of our game to beat India in India, says Root

PTI, Galle
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:12 PM IST
Ahead of the series starting February 5 in Chennai, Root has described India as "the best team of the world in their own conditions".
Close
Ben Stokes.(Ben Stokes/Instagram)
Ben Stokes.(Ben Stokes/Instagram)

Ben Stokes arrives in India, enters quarantine

PTI, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:19 PM IST
The big-ticket series starts here on February 5 and the team's training is scheduled to commence from February 2.
Close
File photo of England opener Dominic Sibley(Getty Images)
File photo of England opener Dominic Sibley(Getty Images)

England's Sibley responds to Dickwella when asked about opening on India tour

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:36 PM IST
  • Sibley played a patient hand and scored an unbeaten 56. He was aided by the cavalier batting of Jos Buttler at the other end, who scored 46 priceless runs in 48 deliveries as England swept the series 2-0.
Close
Bangladesh beat West Indies by 120-run in 3rd ODI(Bangladesh Cricket/ Twitter)
Bangladesh beat West Indies by 120-run in 3rd ODI(Bangladesh Cricket/ Twitter)

Bangladesh completes clean sweep of West Indies

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:04 PM IST
Skipper Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah all hit half-centuries to help Bangladesh post 297-6 after West Indies captain Jason Mohammed won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Close
England vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019(Reuters)
England vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019(Reuters)

England to host New Zealand for two tests in June

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:52 PM IST
It will be the first time that New Zealand, which leads the test rankings, has played tests in England since 2015.
Close
Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell.(IPL/Twitter)
Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell.(IPL/Twitter)

Agarkar believes teams may still chase Maxwell despite poor IPL 2020

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:38 PM IST
Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar stated that some other franchise may still go for him and bid for the Australian all-rounder with a heavy sum.
Close
Pakistan's skipper Babar Azam, center, kicks a soccer ball during a practice session at National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Pakistan will play the first test match against South Africa on Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)(AP)
Pakistan's skipper Babar Azam, center, kicks a soccer ball during a practice session at National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Pakistan will play the first test match against South Africa on Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)(AP)

Babar Azam hopes to counter tough Proteas in own conditions

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Azam has recovered from a thumb injury that kept him out of the two-test series in New Zealand, which Pakistan lost 2-0.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP