Six players of the Pakistan Cricket team test negative for COVID-19

Six players of the Pakistan Cricket Team, on Tuesday, tested negative for COVID-19 coronavirus and are eligible to join the Pakistani squad in Worcester.

Six cricketers including Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz, on Monday were screened for the second time for COVID-19 and have tested negative for the novel virus on Tuesday (today).

“The players were retested on Monday, 29 June, following a first negative test on 26 June. Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz have tested negative for Covid-19 for the second time in three days and, as such, are now eligible to join the Pakistan men’s national cricket team in Worcestershire,” read the statement issued by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

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Prior to this 10 players of the Pakistan Cricket Team had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 23 after a total of 35 staff members and players were screened for the novel virus before leaving for England tour.

It is to be noted Pakistan Cricket team including 20 players and 12 team officials arrived in England on Monday. Upon their arrival they were again screened for coronavirus and are expected to undergo a 14-day quarantine period as an additional precautionary measure.

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