5 reserve cricketers and one team support personnel tested for COVID19

5 reserve cricketers and one team support personnel

5 reserve cricketers and one team support personnel undergo COVID19 test.


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed that five reserve players, announced for the England tour, and a backup player support personnel, have undergone COVID-19 tests here.

5 reserve cricketers and one team support personnel

The five players who were tested were Bilal Asif, Imran Butt, Mohammad Nawaz, Musa Khan and Rohail Nazir, along with masseur Mohammad Imran, said a spokesman for the PCB.

“Bilal, Imran, Nawaz and Musa were originally named as reserve players on 12 June when the 29-player Pak cricket squad was announced, while Rohail has been added as a backup wicketkeeper,” he said.

On Thursday, altogether 18 players and 11 players support personnel underwent second round of tests, while 10 players and one player support personnel, who had tested positive earlier in the week, will be retested on Friday.

“The PCB will announce outcome of all tests on Saturday and until then will not make any further comment ,“ added the spokesman.

Earlier, the PCB announced Coronavirus infected seven more Pakistani cricketers and one official.

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

The PCB had organized these tests in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar on Monday.

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

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