Majid Haq, the former Scotland cricketer, has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced via post on Twitter Friday. The former offspinner, who played for Scotland from 2006 to 2015, said he was being treated at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley Area of Glasgow and is hopeful of making full recovery soon. Also Read - Remdesivir Price Capped by Govt | Check Revised Rates of Major Brands
“Looking forward to potentially getting back home today after testing positive with Coronavirus,” Haq tweeted. “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” Also Read - Health Tips COVID-19: How do yoga and meditation help in treating coronavirus? Watch Video
As on 9:00 AM on Thursday, there were 266 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Scotland, according to a date released by UK government’s dedicated NHS website for Coronavirus information. Overall, in the UK, the total number of reported cases stand at 3983, of which 177 did not make it while 65 have recovered.
Last of Haq’s 54 ODIs and 21 T20Is for Scotland came against Bangladesh during the 2015 World Cup. He scored 630 runs and picking up 88 wickets. Until last year, his 60 ODI wickets were the most taken by a Scotland bowler in ODIs before Safyaan Sharif overtook Haq. After a controversial tweet which banned him from international cricket, Haq was cleared to return in June of 2015 but hasn’t returned since and is considered to be done playing for the national team.
Haq, however continues to play domestic cricket in Scotland and captained Royal High Corstorphine CC in the Cricket Scotland League Eastern Premiership for the 2019 summer.