Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that 7 more players of the Pakistani Cricket team are tested Corona positive on Tuesday. Prior to that, three Pakistani team cricketers were tested positive on Monday. Thus, making the total number of players to have COVID-19 to ten. The results came out positive for Corona during a round of tests ahead of the squad assembling their tour of England. PCB said in a media release on Tuesday;
Following the announcement yesterday that three players had tested positive for COVID-19. The Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday confirmed that a further seven Pakistani players and a player support personnel from a total of 35 have tested Corona positive.
Following Pakistani Players tested Corona Positive
The PCB said that a total of 35 players and support staff members were tested for the virus before the England tour. Out of 35 players, 10 players and one support staff member have tested positive for the virus. Pakistan team players will leave for the England tour on June 28. There, they will play three Test matches and as many T20Is. The CEO of PCB says that the tour to England, despite several cricketers, tested positive for the virus is “very much on track”. The seven Pakistani cricket players that are tested Corona positive are:
- Fakhar Zaman
- Imran Khan
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Kashif Bhatti
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Wahab Riaz
The PCB announced the news on Twitter:
These players were confirmed to have the virus on Tuesday while on Monday, 3 other players were tested positive. The 3 players are Haris Rauf, Haider Ali, and Shadab Khan. The CEO of PCB further added:
It is not a great situation to be in and what it shows is these are 10 fit and young athletes…if it can happen to players it can happen to anyone. It is a matter of concern but we shouldn’t panic at this time as we have time on our hands. Like Haider, Haris and Shadab none of the seven players and Masseur had reported any prior symptoms of COVID-19. Until they underwent the first round of testing on Monday ahead of the side’s departure for Manchester.
All of the tested players have been advised to remain in quarantine at their homes. Also, the remaining player and support staff members will have a second round of Coronavirus testing in Lahore on June 25.
Via: NDTV Sports