As Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to go ahead with it’s England tour they are hit back hard. 3 players who were in the list of players for the August-September tour of England have tested COVID-19 positive. The PCB made the news official through its press release.
All-rounder Shadab Khan uncapped teenage batsman Haider Ali and fast bowler Haris Rauf have tested positive. The 3 were part of the squad that was to depart for England for 3 Tests and as many T20Is against. The PCB in his release has said that all the 3 players showed no symptoms prior to the testing they underwent on Sunday.
“The players had shown no symptoms until they were tested in Rawalpindi on Sunday ahead of the Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s tour to England“, said the press release. The players have been advised to self-isolate themselves with immediate effect. Meanwhile, 2 other players Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari tested negative and would go for the tour.
Pakistan is scheduled to play the 1st of the 3 test matches from August 5 in Manchester. The 3 matches T20I series would begin in Southampton from August 28. All the matches would be played in a bio-secure environment with no audience. The display of the bio-secure would be seen in the next month’s series between England and West Indies.
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