Covid-19’s rise is getting dangerous and questionable for everyone now. With the new Covid-19 strain mutation, it is getting 70 percent more spreadable. And that’s not just it. Government actions seem to be inadequate. The COVID-19 testing policy itself has become a major issue in the past for the cricket team, and then came the quarantine breach from the team. Everything is just so not right for team Pakistan now. But what is more alarming? Players along with analysts contracting the virus.
According to the new media outlets Former Pakistan woman cricketer Sana Mir has tested positive for Covid-19, Mir was part of the commentary and analysis panel of the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Sana Mir is a Pakistani Cricket player (former). She has played 226 internationals, including 137 as captain from 2009 to 2017, during her glittering 15-year cricketing career. Mir led Pakistan women’s team to gold medal wins at the Asia Games in 2010 and 2014. In 2029, she also became the world’s top-ranked bowler for one-day internationals (ODIs); and, the top wicket-taker for spinners ever among women in ODIs. She has been awarded the Pakistani medal of excellence known as the “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz,” while also winning the People’s Choice Award at the Pakistan Sports Awards.
Previously, she was inducted into the ICC Women’s Committee, in 2019, as one of three female players’ representatives to the preeminent cricket body.
She is not only it, England’s all-rounder Moeen Ali has also been positive for COVID-19 upon his arrival to Sri Lanka. Following PCR tests administered on arrival at the airport in Hambantota on Sunday, January 3, The England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed that all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for Covid-19.
Moeen Munir Ali is an English international cricketer. An all-rounder, he is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-spinner, who played county cricket for Warwickshire before moving to Worcestershire after the 2006 season. Moeen has played for the team England in all formats of the game. He had also won Warwickshire’s NBC Denis Compton Award in both 2004 and 2005 and Worcestershire’s NBC Denis Compton Award in 2009. His off spin is marked by a strongly spun off break and a well-concealed arm ball. Moeen was named as one of five Cricketers of the Year in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Moeen was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup. On 8 September 2020, in the third Twenty20 International (T20I) match against Australia, Ali captained England for the first time in a T20I match.
Covid-19 Players Updates
Ali will be observing a period of 10-days self-isolation, in accordance with the Sri Lanka Government’s protocol on quarantine. Chris Woakes has been deemed as a possible close contact, and he will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing. The touring party will be PCR tested for a second time on Tuesday morning. At this stage, the team will train for the first time on Wednesday. There is no update of quarantine for Mir at the moment, but we really hope they will stay strong during these hard times.
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