7 more Pakistan players have tested positive for COVID-19 this includes Mohammad Hafeez Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Rizwan. Earlier on Monday, Haider Ali, speedster Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan had also tested positive for COVID-19. The results come as a huge blow to the Pakistan squad which is set to depart for the UK on June 28 on a charter plane.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had affirmed that any player who tests positive will not be allowed to proceed further for the tour. The PCB has also announced a set of reserve players in case a player from the main squad tests COVID positive. The players who have tested negative will assemble in Lahore on June 24 and undergo the second round of testing on June 25. The team, will again be tested within 24 hours of arriving in the UK by the ECB medical panel.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed 7 more players — Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz, have tested positive for #COVID19: PCB— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2020
Yesterday three players had tested positive. pic.twitter.com/TWv0iRwnhs