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Updated on: Wednesday, January 05, 2022, 12:17 PM IST

Glenn Maxwell is 13th cricketer from Big Bash League to test positive for Covid-19

Glenn Maxwell | Photo: Twitter

Glenn Maxwell | Photo: Twitter

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Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell on Wednesday became the latest cricketer from the Big Bash League to test positive for Covid-19. Maxwell, who is the captain of Melbourne Stars in the BBL, became the 13th player from the franchise to test positive for the virus.

Maxwell's positive test was confirmed on Wednesday morning through a rapid antigen test which he had taken following his side's Melbourne derby against Renegades on Monday, cricket.com.au reported.

He also underwent a PCR test and is currently awaiting its result.

Meanwhile, the spurt in Covid-19 cases in the BBL continues with the Renegades becoming the fifth club to report a positive case.

Three other BBL clubs have reported positive COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, the Brisbane Heat's were forced to withdraw from their match against the Sydney Sixers scheduled for Wednesday. The fixture has been postponed.

The BBL organisers are desperately trying to keep the tournament going despite a surge in Covid-19 cases across the league.

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Published on: Wednesday, January 05, 2022, 12:17 PM IST
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