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Glenn Maxwell tested positive for COVID-19

Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell became the 13th player in the team to test positive for COVID-19 in the ongoing Big Bash League

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Arijit Barua
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Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell became the latest cricketer from the Big Bash League to test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Glenn Maxwell is the captain of Melbourne Stars in the BBL. Meanwhile, he 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. He had taken the test following his side's Melbourne derby against Renegades on Monday, cricket.com.au reported. Moreover, he also underwent a PCR test and is currently awaiting its result.

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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, forcing Brisbane Heat to withdraw from their match against the Sydney Sixers on Tuesday. The BBL organizers are desperately trying to keep the tournament going despite a surge in COVID-19 cases across the league.

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Stars are lying at the bottom half of this season's BBL with just three wins from eight matches. They lie at the seventh spot. Perth Scorchers lead the table with 29 points from nine games while two Sydney teams – Sixers and Thunders round up the top three. Sixers are second with 23 points while Thunders have four points less.

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