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3 important Pakistan players Test positive for coronavirus ahead of England tour

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday confirmed that star allrounder Shadab Khan, uncapped rookie Haider Ali and pacer Haris Rauf have all tested positive for Covid-19.

The PCB, in its press release, confirmed that the aforementioned players showed no symptoms prior to the testing they underwent in Rawalpindi on Sunday.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed three players – Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan – have tested positive for Covid-19,” the PCB said in a release.

“The players had shown no symptoms until they were tested in Rawalpindi on Sunday ahead of the Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s tour to England,” it added.

The board also said that the players have been advised to self-isolate themselves with immediate effect.

“The PCB medical panel is in contact with the three who have been advised to immediately go into self-isolation,” the statement said.

Two other players Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari who also underwent the test in Rawalpindi have tested negative for the virus. Both of them will travel to Lahore on June 24 before leaving for the England tour.

“Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari, also screened in Rawalpindi, have tested negative and, as such, will travel to Lahore on 24 June,” said the statement.

The board also claimed that all the other players and team officials except experienced allrounder Shoaib Malik, bowling coach Waqar Younis and Cliffe Deacon got themselves tested at their respective centres, and their results are will come back Today (Tuesday, 23 June 2020).

“The other players and team officials, barring Cliffe Deacon, Shoaib Malik and Waqar Younis, underwent tests at their respective centres in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar on Monday,”

The Men in Green are due to travel to England on June 28 for a bio-secure tour featuring 3 Tests and as many Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

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