COVID-19 has impacted the health of many cricket stars. We have compiled a list of all the cricket stars that have been confirmed infected.
COVID-19 Causes Cricket to Come to a Screeching Halt
COVID-19 Causes Cricket to Come to a Screeching Halt Over the past few weeks, COVID-19 has affected every corner of the globe. The deadly virus has put a pause on nearly every aspect of normal life as well as the sports world. Cricket fans were disappointed to learn that every cricket season around the world has been postponed until further notice. Sadly, COVID-19 has also impacted the health of many cricket players. As of the date of writing, here is the information we have regarding cricket stars who tested for the COVID-19 virus:
|Name||Current cricket activity||Status|
|Majid Haq||Former cricket player||Recovering|
|Alex Hales||Plays in Nottinghamshire||Self-quarantine|
|Ramiz Raja||Commentator||Test was negative|
|Zafar Sarfaraz||Former cricket player (Pakistan)||Dead (RIP)|
Disclaimer: Data is for informational purposes only.
Full details with tweets and sources
- Majid Haq
A former cricket player who played for Scotland between 2006 and 2015.
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
— Majid Haq (@MajidHaq) March 20, 2020
- Alex Hales
An English cricket player who has shown signs of COVID-19 Hales recently issued a statement indicating that he has experienced symptoms of COVID-19, but due to a shortage in test kits, he is unable to confirm the diagnosis at this time. He is taking every precaution and currently in self-quarantine.
An update on my situation, stay safe everyone pic.twitter.com/8mDPOBGmI8
— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) March 17, 2020
- Ramiz Raja
Commentator and former Pakistan player posted on Twitter on March 17th that he believed he had been exposed to coronavirus. In the same post, he let fans know that he had been tested and was awaiting results. On March 19th, Raja updated his fans, advising them that his test results came back negative but encouraged his followers to remain vigilant and take COVID-19 seriously.
My Coronavirus test has come negative so all good. In fact all-clear for all who were tested. Ask you to please adhere to the health instructions regarding Covid-19. I think the best way to combat the situation is to think it’s just a foot away from you! Keep safe.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) March 19, 2020
The Future of Cricket Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak
For the time being, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the IPL 2020, which of course will have a major impact on cricket betting sites such as JeetWin. This news was reported by Jay Shah the “Honorary Secretary” for BCCI on the 13th of March and we have not heard anything more since then when the cricket season can get started. The full extent of how the COVID-19 outbreak will impact cricket is however still unclear.
This will of course also have an impact on fantasy cricket too, we have reached out to BalleBaazi (the major fantasy cricket site) to get a comment from them on how they see the future.
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We will keep you updated
You can rest assured that the team at JustGamblers will keep you apprised of any updates regarding the health condition of your favourite cricket players. Be sure to check back on our site regularly regarding how COVID-19 is impacting the cricket world as well as other sports around the world. The JustGamblers team encourages everyone to remain safe and responsible.