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COVID-19: ECB permits Pakistan’s Kashif Bhatti to hitch squad

Bhatti had examined constructive for COVID-19 after his exams have been carried out upon his arrival within the UK. Photo: File

MANCHESTER: Spinner Kashif Bhatti has been allowed to rejoin the Pakistani squad by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), it was introduced on Thursday.

Pakistan are in England getting ready for a three-Test sequence beginning in Manchester on August 5, with these matches set to be adopted by three Twenty20 internationals.

“A Pakistan player has been cleared to return to the squad after undergoing a precautionary period of self-isolation,” stated an ECB spokesman.

“The participant had returned a constructive check consequence for the remnants of a earlier COVID-19 an infection and in session with Public Health England and a virologist, a safety-first method was taken to isolate the participant.

“The player has since returned two negative tests with no risk of infection to other players and staff.”

Thursday’s announcement got here on the identical day that England quick bowler Jofra Archer was dominated out of the continuing second Test towards the West Indies at Old Trafford after breaching bio-security laws.

Harris Rauf’s health bettering

Separately,  the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated that quick bowler Harris Rauf’s health was additionally bettering after the outcomes of his COVID-19 check got here out as constructive. It additionally added that Rauf’s one check had come out as detrimental.

“[Harris Rauf] will be eligible to depart for England after testing negative for second time,” stated the PCB, including that the pacer was in an area resort and being handled underneath the board’s medical panel.

Last month, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had introduced Haris Rauf together with Haider Ali and Shadab Khan had examined constructive for COVID-19. The tempo was overlooked from the squad after the constructive outcomes.

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