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Coronavirus infects seven more Pakistani cricketers and one official

Coronavirus infects seven more Pakistani cricketers

Coronavirus infects seven more Pakistani cricketers and one official, said  the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

 

The PCB confirmed that a further seven players and a player support personnel from a total of 35 have tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus infects seven more Pakistani cricketers

The PCB had organised these tests in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar on Monday, said a spokesman for the PCB.

Those tested positive incude: Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz,.

Meanwhile, Player tested negative incloude: Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, and Yasir Shah, he added
Player Support Personnel, who has tested positive is Malang Ali (masseur).

The spokesman further said Player Support Personnel who tested negative include: Mansoor Rana (manager), Misbah-ul-Haq (head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant to head coach), Younis Khan (batting coach), Mushtaq Ahmed (spin bowling coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Butt (team analyst), Yasir Malik (strength and conditioning coach), Dr Sohail Saleem (team doctor), Lt Col (retd) Usman Riffat (security manager) and Raza Kitchlew (media and digital content manager).

However, Shoaib Malik, and team officials Cliffe Deacon and Waqar Younis have not tested so far

“On Monday, Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari had tested negative, while the results of Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan came positive.

Like Haider, Haris and Shadab none of the seven players and masseur had reported any prior symptoms of Covid-19 until they underwent first round of testing on Monday ahead of the side’s departure for Manchester’s.

The PCB medical panel already remains in contact with these players and the masseur/

Board instructed them to observe strict quarantine at their homes for their and their families’ well being.

Earlier, Three Pakistani cricketers tested positive for Coronavirus.

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