Seven More Pakistani Players Test Positive for Covid-19 Ahead of England Tour

Seven more players of Pakistan’s squad for England have tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in the squad to ten.

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, and Wahab Riaz are the latest players to have contracted the virus.


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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had taken tests of all 29 players shortlisted for the forthcoming England tour, starting from next month.

According to sources, their blood samples were taken on Sunday, and results arrived on Tuesday afternoon.

Earlier, three Pakistani players, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, and Haris Rauf had also tested positive for the novel cpronavirus.


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Reportedly, none of these players have shown any symptoms of the disease. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has directed them to undergo self-isolation.

Meanwhile, reports of other players including Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, and Yasir Shah have come out negative and they will be reporting to the National Cricket Academy on 25 June before flying off for England on June 28th.



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