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Star Australian all-rounder and captain of the team Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL) Glenn Maxwell on Wednesday tested positive for Covid-19.

The Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Melbourne Stars released an official statement regarding this matter to confirm the development. In an official statement, it was told that Glenn Maxwell has contracted the Covid-19 virus as he has returned with a positive rapid antigen test after the match against Melbourne Renegades. The statement further added that Glenn Maxwell is waiting for the results of the PCR test.

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“Maxwell returned a positive rapid antigen test after the game against the Melbourne Renegades and has since undertaken a PCR test and is currently isolating,” Stars stated in an official release.

“Melbourne Stars will provide an update once the result of the PCR test is known and ask everyone to respect Glenn’s privacy at this time,” it added.

Notably, other than Maxwell, 12 other players from Melbourne Stars had been previously found COVID-19 positive, and Melbourne Stars have been forced to call up Victorian club cricketers to field a team. Maxwell was leading a depleted side in their last two fixtures against Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades.

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Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars players Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter Nile, and Marcus Stoinis who were in isolation have completed the mandatory isolation period and will be available for the next match against the Adelaide Strikers.

I’ve Never Felt More Vulnerable To A Virus In My Entire Life – Australia All-rounder Hilton Cartwright

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Australia all-rounder Hilton Cartwright who plays for Melbourne Stars said that he never felt more vulnerable to a virus in his life.

“I’ve never felt more vulnerable to a virus in my entire life and I never realised how much it was going to affect my mental state,” Cartwright was quoted as saying by ‘cricket.com.au’.

I’ve had form slumps and this ranks right up there with how I actually feel about going about my business day-to-day. Myself and my wife have basically been locked up in our room, not sure if we’re capable of catching the lift in case someone in there might have caught (COVID-19).”

He added that the Covid-19 doesn’t allow players to focus on the match and it’s always in players’ minds.

Constantly, it’s on your mind and then you’ve got to walk out there and perform one of the biggest pressure stages in the world. My mental state wasn’t in a great place about coming to your workplace and COVID is basically running rampant,” he said.

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