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COVID-19: 10 players who tested positive dropped from England tour

Pakistani squad will probably be with out some key players throughout England collection after they had been dropped from the squad for being tested positive for cornavirus, the Pakistan Cricket Board has stated.

The board’s chief government Wasim Khan, in a video convention with the media on Saturday, stated that players and officers underwent two rounds of testing.

“Eighteen players who had tested negative in their first round of testing have again tested negative as have 11 officials from the team management,” stated Wasim.

Players Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain and Kashif Bhatti first tested positive earlier this week.

Of these, 4 players had been such that tested positive each occasions — Kashif, Haris, Haider and Imran, whereas the remaining six — Hasnain, Shadab, Fakhar, Rizwan, Wahab and Hafeez — tested unfavorable the second time round.

Wasim went on to say that the six players, regardless of having tested unfavorable the second time round, won’t be going to England, bringing the entire variety of players dropped from the squad to 10.

The workforce’s masseur Malang Ali tested positive twice.

Waseem stated that in England, the workforce will as soon as extra bear testing throughout the first 24 hours of arrival.

“No questions have been raised by England over our testing methods,” he stated.

Waseem stated that bowling coach Waqar Younis underwent testing in Australia and has been recognized unfavorable. Younis will fly for England from there, he added.

He stated the players left behind “have not been abandoned” and may rejoin the squad of 18 players as soon as they’ve taken two unfavorable assessments.

Of the 5 reserve players, he stated 4 — Moosa Khan, Rohail Nazir, Bilal Asif and Mohammad Nawaz — had tested unfavorable and one — Imran Butt — had tested positive.

Waseem stated Zafar Gohar may even be a part of the workforce in England. “He has only been called for practice,” he added.

The PCB subsequently introduced the 20-player aspect in a press release, with Azhar Ali to steer the squad and Babar Azam named as vice-captain.

Pakistan’s tour of England is about to incorporate three Tests and three Twenty20 internationals.

The squad can 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 stated the behind-closed-doors match schedule can be introduced in “due course”.

Pakistan is experiencing a surge in coronavirus circumstances, with practically 200,000 declared circumstances and greater than 4,000 deaths, whereas circumstances are falling in Britain.

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