Brisbane Heat cricketer Mujeeb Ur Rahman has tested positive for coronavirus while in hotel quarantine in Queensland.
The Afghanistan international travelled from Kabul last week for his third season with the Heat before reporting COVID-19 symptoms during his mandatory quarantine period this week.
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He has been admitted to the Gold Coast University Hospital at Southport.
The 19-year-old spinner will remain in the care of the Queensland Health Department until he is cleared to play with the Heat in the upcoming Big Bash League season.
It comes as Queensland recorded two new cases of coronavirus on Friday, both in hotel quarantine.
Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson said the welfare of Mujeeb was of the highest concern for the state’s cricket officials.
“We will work with the relevant authorities to ensure the integrity of the competition and wellbeing of the player are suitably addressed,” he said.
“He is a young man far from home and we will ensure he is looked after.”
Mujeeb has represented Afghanistan in one Test and 32 one day internationals and plays in the Indian Premier League for Kings XI Punjab.
Making his international debut at the age of 16, Mujeeb was named Brisbane Heat player of the season last year.
The world’s number two ranked T20 bowler, he played in Afghanistan’s first-ever Test match against India in 2018.
Queensland has a total of 10 active cases remaining across the state.
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