Hafeez, Fakhar, Shadab to hitch group in England after testing damaging for COVID-19

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Players have been retested on Monday, June 29, following a primary damaging take a look at on June 26, Photo: File 

LAHORE: Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hasnain will fly off to England after they examined damaging for COVID-19 a second time.

The gamers have been retested on Monday, June 29, following a primary damaging take a look at on June 26, the Pakistan Cricket Board mentioned in a press release, including that they’ll now begin making travel preparations for the gamers.

Ten gamers had been overlooked of the squad travelling to England over the weekend after they examined constructive for coronavirus a minimum of as soon as.

Shadab, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali, Fakhar, Rizwan, Riaz, Imran Khan, Hafeez, Hasnain and Kashif Bhatti first examined constructive final week.

Apart from the seven gamers, one assist personnel — the masseur — additionally contracted the sickness after the cricket physique had 35 checks carried out for COVID-19 in Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar.

Hafeez, nonetheless, a day later mentioned he had examined damaging for the virus.

“After tested positive COVID-19 according to PCB testing report yesterday, as second opinion and for satisfaction I personally went to test it again along with my family,” Hafeez had mentioned.

A depleted Pakistan squad arrived in England on Sunday to play three Tests and as many T20Is. The squad may have a 14-day isolation interval on arrival earlier than persevering with their preparations forward of the primary Test with two inner four-day warm-up matches.

It is predicted that the primary Test will happen in Manchester in August however the England and Wales Cricket Board mentioned the behind-closed-doors match schedule can be introduced in “due course”.