- Hafeez refused to live in isolation. If the second report is positive, the board may take action to break the isolation protocol.
- Before the tour of England, Pakistan’s 33-member team underwent two coronavirus tests on June 20 and 25.
- Mohammad Hafeez tested himself after the PCB’s positive report, which turned out to be negative; The board’s second test came back positive
Pakistan’s 29-member squad is scheduled to leave for England on June 29. Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) conducted two corona tests for all players on June 20 and 25. In which the report of 10 players including Mohammad Hafeez came positive.
Hafeez re-tested with the family at his own expense after the first report came out, in which his report came back negative. The second time the PCB tested, Hafeez’s report came back positive. In such a situation, Pakistan cricket has now become a joke all over the world.
Positive, negative and re-positive in 72 hours
Former India opener Akash Chopra tweeted, “Another name for Pakistan cricket is confusion. But this time they have reached a different level. Positive, negative, and positive again … everything in 72 hours.”
The PCB could take action against Hafeez
Hafeez took the test at his own expense and when the report came negative he refused to stay in isolation. Following another positive report by the PCB, it is considering taking action against Hafeez for violating the isolation protocol. However, the PCB did not release all the results of the second report. He will reveal this on Saturday.
The first report of these players came positive
Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Jama, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Rizwan.
The England tour will feature 3 Tests and 3 T20s
Pakistan announced a 29-man squad for the tour of England. 4 players are kept in reserve.
The first Test match on July 30
Pakistan will play 3 Tests and 3 T20 series in August-September on the tour of England. The first Test will be played at Lord’s on July 30. The T20 series will start on August 29.
The team will be quarantined for 14 days
After reaching England, the Pakistan team will be in quarantine for 14 days in Derbyshire. Although they will be able to practice.
Pakistan team of 29 players
Abid Ali, Fakhar Jama, Imam-ul-Haq, Shaan Masood, Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam (captain in T20, vice-captain in Tests), Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imran Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Ahmed. Wasim, Kashif Bhatti, Shadab Khan, and Yasir Shah.
Bilal Asif, Imran Butt, Musa Khan and Mohammad Nawaz.