Pakistan’s seasoned white-ball campaigner, Mohammad Hafeez, announced on Twitter that his positive diagnosis for COVID-19 conducted by PCB was false.
After opting for a ‘second opinion’, Hafeez tested himself again and turned out to be negative this time around.
Earlier, PCB tested the 29-member Pakistan squad slated to depart for England on June 29 for a six-match affair. (Three Tests and Three T20Is).
“After Tested positive COVID-19 acc to PCB testing Report yesterday, as 2nd opinion & for satisfaction I personally went to Test it again along with my family and here I along with my all family members are reported Negative Alham du Lillah. May Allah keep us all safe,” Hafeez wrote on Twitter, along with a scanned picture of his reports.
On Tuesday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated that Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz have all tested positive for COVID-19.
Also, PCB announced that the tour was very much on track and the positive diagnosis won’t affect their trip to Britain.
“The PCB medical panel is already in contact with these players and the masseur, who have been instructed to observe strict quarantine at their homes for their and their families’ wellbeing,” the board said in a release.
The other players – Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah – have returned negative test.
“The tour to England is very much on track and the side will depart as per schedule. Fortunately, all the first-choice red-ball squad, barring Mohammad Rizwan, are negative, which means they can start training and practising immediately after they have been tested and given the all-clear when they arrive in England. In the meantime, Misbah-ul-Haq is reviewing the training schedule in England and is firming up plans for reserve players to be tested as a backup,” PCB CEO, Wasim Khan asserted.