The Big Bash League (BBL) franchise, Melbourne Stars confirmed that their skipper Glenn Maxwell has tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Maxwell is now waiting for his PCR results.
“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,” stated in an official statement.
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The Melbourne Stars can confirm that Glenn Maxwell has returned a positive rapid antigen test.
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) January 5, 2022
The Australian all-rounder added one more to the tally of COVID-19 infections, making it a total of 13 Melbourne Stars players who tested positive for the deadly virus. A number of Brisbane Heat players had also tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday forcing BBL to alter the schedule of three matches in the last moments.
Amidst all the gloom of the spreading virus, the good news for the Melbourne Stars though is that around 10 players – including Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile – will complete their seven-day isolation period, for having got COVID-19, in the next couple of days and will be available for Stars’ next fixture – against Adelaide Strikers on Friday.