Former Pakistan skipper Sana Mir tests positive for COVID-19

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Former Pakistan captain Sana Mir has tested positive for COVID-19 while she was in the commentary team during the final match of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in Karachi, according to PTI reports. She has been kept in isolation and the other member who were in close contact with her also underwent the COVID-19 test.

Mir, who retired from the game early in 2020, has been in involved as an expert commentator in the domestic matches and the Pakistan Super League.  The final match, which started on Friday (January 1), is being played at the National Stadium in Karachi between Central Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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During her glittering career, the 34-year-old Mir has played in 226 internationals, including 137 as captain from 2009 to 2017. She also led Pakistan to a gold medal at the Asia Games in 2010 and 2014.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board has been very strict when it comes to enforcing health protocols with the players, support staff and umpires living in a bio-secure bubble at their hotels. The Board has not allowed media representatives to move out of the third floor of the stadium where the commentary box is positioned while the players and officials are not allowed to go upstairs and interact with anyone.