Seven More Cricket Players from Pakistan Test Positive for COVID-19 | Cricket News

KARACHI: Seven more cricket players from Pakistan, including Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz, selected for the England tour have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 10, the PCB revealed on Tuesday.
The seven who tested positive Tuesday are Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Imran Khan, Hafeez and Riaz. Shadab Khan, Haider Ali and Haris Rauf had yielded positive results on Monday.
“It is not a great situation to be in and what it shows is that they are 10 young and fit athletes … if it can happen to the players, it can happen to anyone,” said the CEO of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB ), Wasim Khan. Press conference
He said a support staff member, massage therapist Malang Ali, had also tested positive for COVID-19.
Khan said the players and officials would now meet in Lahore and that another round of testing would be held on June 25 and that a revised squad would be announced the next day.
The team is due to depart June 28 for the series scheduled for next month, he said.
“It is cause for concern, but we should not panic right now as we have free time,” said Khan.
He said the players and officials would be tested again upon arrival in England.
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