Brisbane Heat star leg-spinner Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman has been admitted to the hospital following testing positive for COVID-19. Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman was taken from the hotel quranatine to the Gold Coast Hospital for contracting the deadly virus that emerged late last year. The Afghan-born spinner joined the Brisbane Heat back in 2018 and was going to turn up this year too.
The 19-year old travelled to the land down under after playing for Kings XI Punjab in IPL recently. He took part in only two matches and could not manage any wicket as his franchise finished in the last position. The world’s number second T20 bowler is believed to be one of the three cases in the Voca Hotel in the Surfers Paradise. The tenth season of the tournament commences on the 10th of December.
Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman has not had an impressive BBL career so far despite a promising international career. The teenage prodigy has picked up only 15 wickets in 18 games at 28.53; however, has an impressive economy rate of 6.08. On the other hand in international T20 fixtures, he has 25 scalps in 19 matches at 17.72 with an economy rate of 6.15 and a solitary five-wicket haul.
Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman is a young man far from home and we will ensure he is looked after: Queensland cricket CEO
Queensland cricket CEO Terry Svenson ensured that they would work with the relevant authorities to maintain Rahman’s well-being and the other players. Having come way back from Afghanistan, Svenson said he would be looked after appropriately. Brisbane Heat open their campaign on the 11th of December at the Manuka Oval in Canberra against Melbourne Stars.
“We will work with the relevant authorities to ensure the integrity of the competition and well-being of the player are suitably addressed. He is a young man far from home and we will ensure he is looked after,” Svenson said as quoted by Sportingnews.com.