Glasgow: Former Scotland off-spinner Majid Haq has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). He broke the news on Twitter on Friday (March 20).

The 37-year-old Majid, who played for Scotland in 2007 and 2015 World Cups, said he was looking forward to getting back home from hospital.

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“Looking forward to potentially getting back home today after testing positive with Coronavirus. Staff at the RAH in Paisley have been good to me & thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support. Insha Allah the Panther will be back to full health soon. #covid19UK (sic),” Majid, who played 54 ODIs and 21 T20Is for Scotland, tweeted.

During the World Cup in 2015, Majid was sent home from Australia for a breach of code of conduct. At the time, Scotland team had said, “Following a breach of Cricket Scotland's internal code of conduct, international team member Majid Haq is travelling home from the ICC World Cup. No further statement will be issued until this process has been completed in due course.”

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The spread of coronavirus across the world has resulted in many sports events being cancelled or postponed. In India, all domestic matches have been suspended. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has been deferred till April 15.