Three Pakistani cricketers test Positive of Covid-19
The decision to leave the country for England to play three Tests and a Twenty20 match next week was also lauded by the Pakistan cricket team, Corona Virus. However, the three Pakistani cricketers in the squad tested positive of COVID-19 and their tour of England has become uncertain.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to conduct a corona test as part of the Pakistan team’s preparations for the tour of England. As a precautionary measure, the PCB announced two corona tests before leaving the country for England. Several cricketers were sampled for corona tests in Rawalpindi last Sunday.
The results of the sampling test came out yesterday, where Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf and Haider Ali Corona were reported to be positive. Although no symptoms were seen in anyone’s body. The matter has been confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Two more cricketers got the results of the Corona Test on the same day, but Imad Wasim and Usman Senwari’s corona came negative.
The board has asked Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf and Haider Ali to go for 14-day isolation. Everyone who came in contact with them was advised to go for self-isolation, but the PCB said that not everyone in the squad needed to go for isolation as the team practice had not started yet.
Samples of cricketers and coaching staff from Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar were also taken yesterday as part of the Corona Test before the tour of England. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that the results will be known today, but in the current situation, the corona of three cricketers in the squad has been positive and the tour of England to England has become uncertain.
Earlier, three other former Pakistan cricketers tested positive for corona, while Shahid Afridi is still not corona free. However, another former Pakistan batsman, Tawfiq Omar, has recovered from Corona. Former Pakistan cricketer Zafar Sarfaraz died in Corona last April.