Mohammad Hafeez’s Private COVID-19 Test Comes Out Opposite to the First One!

Veteran all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez’s private test for COVID-19 has come out as negative after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that as many as 10 players, including Hafeez, tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

This is a surprising development considering the fact that COVID-19 can put in doubt the future of the England series. According to PCB’s media release on Tuesday, a total of 10 players have contracted the virus, however, none of them have experienced any symptoms until now.


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Hafeez’s test coming out negative also raises question marks on PCB’s professionalism in this regard. Cricketing fraternity is asking for re-testing of all the players considering the accuracy of testing in Pakistan. Others are of the view that it can be a false negative as uncertainty looms over the authenticity of COVID-19 testing kits in the country.

The 29-member squad will undergo another round of testing later this week before departing for England on Sunday, 28th June.

The PCB has advised the COVID-19 positive cricketers to undergo self-isolation for a period of two weeks. Only those cricketers with negative results will travel to Manchester via a specially chartered flight.

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