Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza hospitalised with dengue

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Dhaka, Oct 9: Bangladesh One-Day International (ODI) skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza was on Friday hospitalised after being diagnosed with dengue fever.

Mashrafe was taken to the Apollo Hospital, reports bdnews24.com. "He still has high fever," a friend of Mortaza told bdnews24.com.

A file photo of Mashrafe Mortaza

He will not be able to play matches in the national league's third round because of the illness. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) physician Debashish Chowdhury said they were yet to get details of his condition.

"It's been confirmed that he has been diagnosed with dengue," he said. "I've spoken with the doctor at the hospital."

Mashrafe's one-year-old son Sohel, too, has been suffering from high fever for the past several days. Mashrafe had high fever on Thursday afternoon after attending to his son overnight.

IANS

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