Former Scotland cricketer, Majid Haq who hails from Pakistan has been tested for the coronavirus. He took to the social media to announce that he has been tested positive for the novel COVID-19 virus and is currently under the observation undergoing treatment.
Looking forward to potentially getting back home today after testing positive with Coronavirus. Staff at the RAH in Paisley have been good to me & thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support. Insha Allah the Panther will be back to full health soon. #covid19UK pic.twitter.com/19QfWjzaOq
— Majid Haq (@MajidHaq) March 20, 2020
Haq has played in 54 ODIs and 24 T20Is for Scotland in his career between the years 2006 and 2015 and on Friday he tweeted that he is undergoing treatment at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in the Paisley area of Glasgow.
“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,” he tweeted.
The 37-year-old’s last appearance for Scotland was during the 2015 World Cup held in Austalia and New Zealand. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) along with the Scotland Cricket Board has announced that the 2020 season would not start before the Mid of June, July or August. They have suspended the cricket events indefinitely in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. In fact, ECB has suspended all kinds of professional cricket until May 28 to make sure that the deadly virus doesn’t spread further.
Europe has become the epicenter of the pandemic as around 4000 confirmed cases have been reported till now and over 180 people have lost their lives due to the virus. And Scotland has over 238 confirmed cases so far.